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Dialysis and Rationing


I originally published this post in January, 2013 but I had occasion to review it recently and decided to re-publish it.   There’s a great article in the Seattle Times that covers the history of dialysis.  The title is: “The … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


Here it is!  The Nutrition Label explained especially for dialysis patients!  Yay! Thank you to the persons who produced this.  Their names are at the bottom-right on the picture.  I’m in a hurry right now but I’ll be sure to give … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Hurricanes


June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition


The Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center held a really good telephone conference last week about Nutritional issues for dialysis patients. On this call, Sara Colman-Carlson, Nutrition Manager of DaVita.com, addresses the important nutrients kidney patients need to monitor in order … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Stages of Kidney Disease


Update  05-30-14:   I found this graphic at “KidneyBuzz”.  Very well done.  CLICK HERE to see it.  I came across this great graphic illustrating the stages of kidney disease.  Unfortunately I can’t tell who created and published it so I can … Continue reading

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Something Different Than Just Dialysis


I found this article, titled “Making a Diagnosis is Less Important than Asking these 2 Questions” by Dr. Frank Lipman and wanted to pass it along.  He makes the point that “Even though you may have been given a diagnosis, always … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nancy Scott


In researching another topic, I came across this video biography of Nancy L. Scott. I’d really like for everyone to know about this lady.  She’s a real champion for dialysis and transplant patients and I believe she’s done more for … Continue reading

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