Patients with kidney failure in Puerto Rico travel 10 hours by land and air to get dialysis treatment
Five dialysis patients on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques have died while waiting for a dialysis clinic to finally reopen after Hurricane Maria. The remaining dialysis patients in Vieques must travel 25 miles by land and water to receive treatment.
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Laurie David David is a 24-year-old musician diagnosed with kidney failure. He found out he would need dialysis treatments
Kidney diseases disproportionately affect minority populations. African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Native
When couples say their wedding vows, many of them promise to be faithful to each other through sickness and health. When Betty and Richey Coffey married in 1964 there was no way they could have foreseen the physical and emotional challenges they would endure for the next 50 years.
Save Money, Save Lives: Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters
Chronic kidney disease -- without the splashy races, ad campaigns, and extensive media coverage -- falls below the public radar. And because of that, a patient may be less likely to ask his or her doctor how to prevent it or even understand how it develops.
Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.
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In a sharp rebuke of a New York Times investigation, an analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found that a last-minute provision added to the early January "fiscal cliff" bill could save taxpayers as much as $4 billion -- rather than costing $500 million, as the Times had claimed.
If you wonder why we spend more money on health care than any other country but have some of the worst health outcomes, you need look no further than the halls of Congress to figure it out.
KXAS-TV reports the teacher was inspired to help after 5-year-old Sean Smith was late for school because his father had been
For far too many patients fighting the valiant fight against chronic kidney disease (CKD), tragically, the call never comes.