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Dialysis and Bones


There’s a very good presentation from the DPC Education Center with audio and slides that describes the relationship of kidney function, calcium, the thyroid gland, and bones.  I found it very help in my understand of bone density and kidney … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Kidney Talk


  The Renal Support Network has a great resource called, “Kidney Talk”.  From their website… KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Recipes


(Updated: 12/11/14) This is the “cooking season” and a question I often get from kidney patients is, “What can I eat?”.  We’re often told what we can’t eat but rarely what we can.  Here’s a link to the Davita Recipes which … Continue reading

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Dialysis and IVoted


Voting is one of the most important events in your life whether you are interested and involved in politics or not.  It’s your duty as a citizen.  Here is some help about where to vote and when, if you are … Continue reading

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Dialysis – Great resources for information


Update 9/18/14:  Sorry I haven’t updated this in a while.  However, I wanted you to know about the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center website.  Lots of great information.  And use the search button on this website.  I’ve probably written … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Living Well with Kidney Disease


    The National Kidney Foundation has produced six very good videos about living with kidney disease. I’ll let them speak for themselves. You know… I would encourage my family and friends to view these videos.  It would help them understand … Continue reading

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Dialysis and When to Begin


Update 9/16/14:  When you are done reading this, please check out the comments at the bottom of this post.  They are excellent.  I found this fascinating question and answer in “Ask the Doctor” My dad has stage 5 kidney disease. … Continue reading

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