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Race-Neutral Formula for Assessing Kidney Function Provides Hope for Better Health
September 1, 2022
UCLA Professor and Nephrologist Dr. Keith Norris has advocated for a race-neutral formula for assessing kidney function for years, and now the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) are urging laboratories nationwide to adopt a newly modified equation that will diagnose chronic kidney disease earlier and help save lives. ... read more »
A Matter of Life and Death: Group to Pull Plug on Life-Saving Aid It Gives to Nearly 4,000 California Dialysis Patients
November 21, 2019
People on dialysis usually qualify for Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, and those with kidney failure and certain disabilities. ... read more »
Physician Calls on Legislators to Oppose Bill Threatening California’s Most Vulnerable Dialysis Patient Population
August 16, 2018
If passed, SB 1156 will severely limit the ability of charitable organizations from providing financial assistance to dialysis patients in need. These are the charitable organizations whose financial assistance allows for access to treatment and care for thousands of patients suffering from kidney failure in California, including many minority patients. For these patients, charitable assistance is the sole reason they are able to continue paying for their costly and life-sustaining dialysis treatment. ... read more »
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Dialysis Patient Safety Act Aims to Improve Patient Care and Staffing
July 27, 2017
There are 570 dialysis clinics in California, including six in my Assembly district, but problems persist. ... read more »
What would you give up for someone you love?
July 6, 2017
Robert Phillips was diagnosed with a hereditary kidney disease at the age of 16. In need of a replacement kidney, Dr. Vanessa Grubb’s volunteered to give him one of hers after only been dating for nine months. ... read more »
Bill to Improve Dialysis Patient Care Passes California Assembly Health Committee 66,000 Patients Would Benefit From Longer Recovery Time
June 29, 2017
Dialysis workers have reported situations where they must monitor and care for 10 or more patients at the same time for hours on end, raising concerns when multiple patients are at risk of falling blood pressure, fainting, having some other complication or just needing to use the restroom. ... read more »
Healthcare workers push for dialysis treatment regulations
May 11, 2017
Nurses, patients, and other health care workers outlined proposed legislation to regulate dialysis treatment during a briefing hosted by New America Media at SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West on May 4. ... read more »
Giving Blood Is Easier Than Getting A Tattoo
March 3, 2016
Giving blood matters because it can save lives. When it came time for Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (SCFF) president, Pamela Bakewell, to meet with local organizations about this year’s annual fun drive, ... read more »
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