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2009-06-08 12:31:00

DPC Pledges Support for Kidney Care Partners "Promoting Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" (PEAK) Program WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) - a national, non-profit, patient-governed organization dedicated to improving quality of life for all dialysis patients - today endorsed the recently launched national health care program "Promoting Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" (PEAK) Campaign, established by Kidney Care Partners...

2009-03-10 10:00:00

Mourning Joins Florida Renal Coalition, National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Patients to Ask for Access to Medigap Secondary Insurance for Florida's Most Vulnerable Kidney Patients, and to Stress Importance of Education and Awareness for Kidney Disease TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Miami Heat stand-out and NBA Defensive Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who is also a kidney transplant recipient, participated in numerous meetings today at the State...

2009-03-02 19:40:00

Satellite's Leading Kidney Disease Researchers to Speak on Treatment Modalities MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced that several of its internationally respected chief researchers will present at the 29th Annual Dialysis Conference in Houston, TexasMarch 8-10. In addition to the presentations, Satellite Dialysis and...

2008-08-29 18:00:39

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the highest per capita population of kidney failure patients in the nation, the Gulf Coast region is bracing to avoid a potential healthcare crisis as Hurricane Gustav nears, threatening to disrupt the administration of area patients' lifesaving dialysis treatments. For these patients, dialysis is a necessary process to live -- involving a specialized machine to circulate and cleanse the blood and an on-site medical technician to oversee...

2008-06-24 18:02:47

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Robert D. Foreman, President of The Kidney Care Council: The members of The Kidney Care Council (KCC) applaud the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) provisions that were included in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, H.R. 6331 that was approved overwhelmingly today in the U.S. House of Representatives. "This legislation contains significant and long overdue improvements to Medicare's...

2008-06-19 12:01:06

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a briefing on Capitol Hill today, Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (#47), offensive lineman Randy Thomas (#77), running back Rock Cartwright (#31) and safety Reed Doughty (#37) were joined by kidney disease patients, family members and caregivers to unveil a national petition of more than 70,000 signatures urging Congress to enact important patient education measures and quality-oriented Medicare program reforms this year to help...

2007-10-09 12:00:41

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WellBound, the first company focused exclusively on providing pre-dialysis wellness education and supporting the full spectrum of self-care dialysis therapies, today announced the opening of its 11th specialized self-care dialysis center. Located is Sacramento, CA, this "Center of Excellence" will support nephrologists based at Kaiser Permanente's Sacramento Medical Center, as well as other community nephrologists, in providing chronic kidney...


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