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2013-06-28 13:10:34

Study examines survival rates linked with different dialysis procedures to access the blood Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that vascular access procedures should be tailored to individual dialysis patients in the...

2013-05-25 23:02:14

Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries. (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of...

2013-05-24 23:32:54

These remarks from Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant mark the United Nations' first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, on May 23, 2013. The day marks the 10th anniversary of UNFPA's Campaign to End Fistula, of which The Fistula Foundation is a partner. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 In September of 1994, the world community gathered in Cairo for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was the largest intergovernmental conference on population...

2012-06-30 23:02:59

This year, friends and employees, sales representatives and office personnel of Arnold Davis, President and Company owner of Universal Steel Buildings Corp. celebrated his birthday by giving him the gift that he requested — the gift of a charitable donation made to the Fistula Foundation. Moved by the success story of Mahabouba Mohammed, an Ethiopian woman who, by determination and hard work overcame this terrible condition to become part of the nursing staff, helping others as she...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).