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Dialysis and Giving Tuesday


The American Association of Kidney Patients is sponsoring an event called “Giving Tuesday” where we are encouraged to give to non-profits on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  For more about it and about the AAKP: CLICK HERE If you are not a … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Death (Part 4)


my friend is on dialysis and is dying. how do I talk to him? Above is a “search term” which showed up on my blog account.  In other words, that is what someone entered into a search engine like “Google” … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Action


Dears Readers, This is a moment when your action is required for your benefit and all the others in dialysis!  Quickly, CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) has proposed a huge cut to dialysis payments for Medicare patients.  They … Continue reading

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Discharge Planning from a Patient Perspective


This is an article I wrote for a discussion group on “Discharge Planning” but I’m sure many7 of you dialysis patients can relate to it. I never really thought about “Discharge Planning” until I came across this website on the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and ObamaCare – Get Covered America


I received this information from the Get Covered America Team. In October, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will add another feature to its growing list.  This will be the requirement that all Americans should be covered by insurance.  Now, if … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Frailty


I came across this study that has some real relevance to us as dialysis patients so I wanted to pass it along.   To summarize:  it’s about a short test that can be useful in determining the risk of dialysis … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Death (Part 2)


When I sat down to write about my friend John’s passing, I wanted to make the point about death and dialysis and all the ramifications of it but I didn’t want these issues to interfere with my tribute to John … Continue reading

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