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Dr. William B. Schwartz, a renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher who later turned his attention to health policy and began sounding a warning in the 1980s that rising healthcare costs would force America to begin rationing medical care, has...
U.S. News & World ReportMaggie was in trouble. A urinary-tract infection had taken a sudden and devastating turn, and her kidneys edged toward total shutdown. An intensive course of antibiotic treatment failed to make a difference, and as the strong medication wreaked havoc on...
Tribune reporterFirst in an occasional series about chronic diseases and their impact on urban communities. Harvet Jones is 48, but he looks much older. Diabetes and high blood pressure have taken their toll. When he walks, he leans his gaunt frame on a cane because...
TriState WALK FOR PKD Mark your calendars and register now for this rewarding event. New Jersey, Long Island and NYC Chapters have joined forces to become the TriState Walk for PKD Saturday, October 18, 2008 (Rain or Shine) Hudson River Park's Pier...
Tags: Hudson River, Family, Health, New Jersey, Diseases and Illnesses
- March is National Kidney Month, and the NKF of CT is reminding residents about the importance of early detection and prevention - An estimated 26 million American adults suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD). That is 1 in 9 adults. -...
Tags: Health, Family, Symptoms, Diseases and Illnesses, Connecticut
The National Kideny Foundation of Southern California (NKFSC) says that 26 million adults in the U.S. have kidney disease...and don't even know it. That's why the NKFSC partnered up with the Great Chefs of Los Angeles to raise funds and raise awareness of...
Mark your calendars and register now for this rewarding event. Sunday, November 9, 2008 (Rain or Shine) Ocean View Park, Santa Monica,CA Check In: 9:00 AM Walk Begins: 10:30 AM Route: Choice of 2 or 4 miles along the scenic Pacific Ocean. Register...
Tags: Family, Health, Diseases and Illnesses, Ocean View, Dialysis
Times Staff WritersThe little-known organization that oversees the nation's organ transplant system often fails to detect or decisively fix problems at derelict hospitals — even when patients are dying at excessive rates, a Times investigation has found. When it does...
Times Staff Writers"I don't know what's going on here," Bernard Burks wrote to Kaiser Permanente's kidney transplant program last October, "but whatever it is, it's wrong." Burks, 56, was among hundreds of patients forced to shift to Kaiser's new San Francisco program...
Tags: Health, Sports, Death, Medical Services, Charity
Times Staff WriterIn the world of organ transplantation, location is everything. After waiting more than a decade for a liver, Jonathan Van Vlack was deteriorating. His gut swelled with fluid, and toxins accumulating in his blood made him forget his own name. Still, he...
Sun StaffPope John Paul II's downward spiral yesterday was a classic example of what happens to a frail, elderly patient suffering from septic shock - a condition that remains maddeningly hard to cure, doctors said. "Sepsis is the beginning of a domino effect,"...
Special to The CourantOne of the most widely used diabetes drugs may be incorrectly prescribed to a quarter of the patients taking it, causing potentially life-threatening complications, a new study warns. The drug, metformin (brand name Glucophage), can trigger a buildup...
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