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2014-03-13 16:27:23

Decision Alleviates Concerns Over Potential for Organ Rejections, Preserves Physician Discretion Over Patient Care WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) voiced strong support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's announcement that CMS would not finalize proposals to lift the protected class definition on three drug classes, including life-sustaining immunosuppressive drugs, that transplant...

2014-03-11 08:28:37

World Kidney Day Event to Discuss Building Global Awareness of Kidney Disease DENVER, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, will host a Google+ Hangout on Air dedicated to global kidney disease awareness on World Kidney Day. Join the "Be #KidneyAware: Raise Kidney Disease Awareness Worldwide" Google+ Hangout on Air on Thursday, March 13, at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET by registering at...

2014-03-10 12:26:17

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) will host a Webinar to discuss the release of the Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality. The strategic blueprint was the result of a community-wide initiative launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality summit in March 2013, supported by 33 organizational leaders in kidney care. The document identifies four key patient-centric goals: -- Improved patient...

2014-03-04 15:57:46

Drug Research and Development should target cell-cell interactions that promote disease progression Prevention and reversal of chronic kidney disease is an urgent public health need. The disease affects 1 in 10 Americans, is debilitating and deadly, and existing drugs, at best, offer only mild delay in progression to end-stage kidney failure. New research led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators has uncovered abnormal molecular signaling pathways from disease initiation...

2014-03-03 04:23:03

At-risk Populations Include Those with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure and Minority Groups DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging people who are at risk for kidney disease to make a new resolution to learn and understand their risk during National Kidney Month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/LA75036-INFO-a One in 10 adults age 20 or older in the U.S....

2014-02-25 20:21:53

RIVER EDGE, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and Bellco S.r.l., an Italy-based company focused on Dialysis and Extracorporeal Blood Purification, announced today that the companies have signed an amendment to their existing license agreement. The amendment extends the agreement by five years through 2021 and expands the territories covered by...

2014-02-24 08:28:22

Freedom and Flexibility of More Frequent Home Hemodialysis with the System One Proved to be Good Fit for Former Patient and Care Partner Celebrating 30 Years of Marriage and Second Kidney Transplant LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, is proud to celebrate with former patient Laurie and her husband/care partner Mike two significant life milestones: their 30 year wedding anniversary and...

2014-02-18 04:21:26

African-Americans are about three and a half times more likely to develop kidney failure DENVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, is encouraging African-Americans to learn about their risk for kidney disease during Black History Month. Throughout February, African-Americans across the country are paying tribute to generations of challenges and triumphs. Black History Month is also a...

2014-02-13 08:21:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. Eighty percent of the funds raised will help support life-saving programs and services. While your heartfelt gift won't get you a romantic card in return, it might actually get you something more useful -- a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation says this gift is hassle-free....

2014-02-09 23:02:26

All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program designed by Robert Galarowicz is the latest program that covers natural and safe remedies for improving the kidney function and relieving kidney disease symptoms. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 “All Natural Kidney Health and Kidney Function Restoration Program” is the latest program that provides people with natural and...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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