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Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaskans to pull together

...acute kidney failure who made multiple trips to the hospital, including 13 emergency room visits in one year, six trips for dialysis and a two-month hospitalization. The bill topped $575,000. These are costs the rest of us shoulder. It just doesn't...
Powerhouse smoothies for taste, nutrition and kidney health

...the three categories of: "Smoothies for Most," "Smoothies with Reduced Phosphorous and Potassium" and "Smoothies for Dialysis." As much a guidebook, as it is a cookbook, "Smoothies for Kidney Health" is written by Victoria L. Hulett, a lawyer...

...aches. Doctors determined his kidneys were badly clogged and inflamed by the food chemical called oxalate. The man is on dialysis, perhaps for the rest of his life, Ghaffar said.Besides black tea, oxalate is found in spinach, rhubarb, nuts, wheat...
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...first three months of this year, Medicaid helped 4,065 Alaskans manage their diabetes; 284 Alaskans received life-saving dialysis services; 628 women had mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, and nearly 4,000 Alaskans received health services...
Lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

...hearing on the bill because he had a personal connection to the issue. At 103 years old, his father opted against kidney dialysis, and at 104 years old told hospice workers that he was ready to go. They could provide morphine to ease his pain, but not...
House Finance takes up abortion funding bills

...major bodily function" due to conditions including epilepsy, congestive heart failure, coma, renal disease that requires dialysis, or 17 other conditions.The bills also include what has been called a "catch-all" option: "another physical disorder...
Waiting for 'a second chance'

...or ESRD. More than 341,000 are dialysis patients and more than 140,000 have...two treatments for kidney failure are dialysis and kidney transplantation. There are two different types of dialysis, a procedure where the blood is manually...
Support group forming to address donor issues

...After the couple got the bad news, Bob had to go on kidney dialysis, and the search began immediately to find a donor. But with...When your first hear you need a transplant or have to go on dialysis, it really impacts your whole world," Judy said. Because...
Study: Health needs of old, yound should be balanced

...residents recently surveyed on what health care items they felt were most needed in the area ranked Alzheimer's, cardiology, dialysis and assisted living services highest.Now that our hospital and area physicians have begun improving and expanding cancer...
Seldovia fugitive's sentence commuted after 31 years on lam

...Cheyenne, apply for Medicare benefits and get an appointment for dialysis. "I wish Mr. Welch well and Godspeed," he wrote in closing...Cheyenne doctor is the only one he's dealt with since going on dialysis. "Other than that," he said, "I don't want to be in...


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