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My Angels My Friends (Dialysis Update)

It’s going on 4 weeks since my diagnosis of kidney failure and it hasn’t been easy. The travel is a lot for an adult let alone a child but we’re managing and things are slowly falling into place. 359 more words

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Kidney Stones May Raise Heart, Stroke Risk

In an analysis of cohort studies, a history of kidney stones was associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. The data suggest that the risk may be higher in women than men. 383 more words

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Straight, No Chaser: Dialysis

We previously discussed kidney function and failure. Today’s Straight, No Chaser focuses on dialysis: a treatment of extreme kidney failure has been performed for approximately 70 years. 809 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Straight, No Chaser: Kidney (Renal) Failure

We take our kidneys for granted. They are truly remarkable organs. In this Straight, No Chaser, we will review kidney function and explain kidney failure. 470 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

A Member of our Extended VHP Family is in URGENT Need of a Kidney Transplant!

A Member of our Extended VHP Family

is in URGENT Need of

a Kidney Transplant!

Many years ago Del was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. 381 more words

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Growing up is hard?

Originally I was going to title this ‘Growing up is hard’ minus the question mark. But I think it is up for discussion whether it’s really growing up that is hard or if it is more conforming to our modern society’s strict expectations and rules for how fast we have to mature. 457 more words


Patrick's Story

What a Foster Home Meant to One Special Kitty

Patrick was a scrawny gray tabby cat who taught me the true meaning of being a foster parent, someone who can give a cat, dog or any animal, the feeling of having a family and being loved, and to prepare them socially for a new forever home. 1,022 more words