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2014-10-21 08:32:47

Renowned Nephrologist to Head Up Hospital Services Group DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that the company has named John Wigneswaran, M.D., as its new vice president of clinical affairs for hospital services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO "I am looking forward to joining an extraordinary team of...

2014-10-16 12:29:37

Reliant Renal Care Opens a New Freestanding Home Training Program in Bessemer, Alabama MEDIA, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Renal Care, Inc. (RRC) announces the opening of the RRC-Bessemer Home Choice(TM) Training Center at 650 9(th) Avenue, Suite 104 Bessemer, AL. After passing all regulatory requirements without any deficiencies, our state-of- the- art, all-inclusive home dialysis training center is now admitting patients. The Center focuses on the unique needs of...

2014-10-16 08:31:05

Annual Event Brings Kidney Community Together to Honor Inspirational Patients and Caregivers Who Are Leading the Fight Against Kidney Disease WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund will host its sixth annual gala, The Hope Affair, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. This year's event, themed "Sharing the Journey," will be emceed by Emmy Award-winning FOX 5 news anchor Shawn Yancy. "The Hope Affair...

2014-10-15 12:31:34

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage therapeutic company focusing on Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 and its application in Osteoarthritis (OA) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued two new patents related to BMP-7 in OA and CKD. The newly issued patents expand the already large intellectual property estate surrounding BMP-7, which include over 450 issues and pending...

2014-10-15 12:30:56

Reliant Renal Care Opens a New Freestanding Home Dialysis Training Program in Lapeer, Michigan MEDIA, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Renal Care, Inc. (RRC) announces the opening of the RRC-Lapeer Home Choice(TM) Training Center at 582 S. Main Street, Lapeer MI. Our state of the art, all-inclusive home dialysis training center is now admitting patients after passing all regulatory requirements without deficiencies. The Center is focused on the unique needs of patients who...

2014-10-15 08:29:40

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCCI and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announce the award of a UH2 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to engage in a collaboration to improve chronic disease management for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The nearly $5.8 million grant, "Improving Chronic Disease Management with Pieces(TM)," is coordinated by the NIH Common Fund, which supports "exceptionally high...

2014-10-15 08:28:58

DaVERT Minimizes Impact of Disasters on Kidney Care Community DENVER, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the DaVita Village Emergency Response Team's (DaVERT) preparation for and response to various natural and manmade disasters that have impacted kidney care patients around the country....

2014-10-14 08:30:49

Score of 99.23 out of 100 DENVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Village Health, a strategic business unit of DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has received Disease Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Renal Disease Management program. The program scored a 99.23 out of a possible 100. Accredited status is granted to those organizations...

2014-10-14 08:29:35

Users get customized food choices based on lifestyle, medical conditions and taste preferences NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition portal, was launched today by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). My Food Coach by NKF builds upon the foundation's popular online Kidney Kitchen and offers additional features that enable people with a variety of health conditions and personal dietary needs to customize their food choices and meal...

2014-10-13 08:26:22

CLO Oversees All Medical, Clinical Operations for DaVita Labs DELAND, Fla., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, has named Lorne L. Holland, M.D., M.B.A., as its new chief laboratory officer (CLO)....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.