Living Well with Home Treatments
It’s in the Stars...A Word of Warning.
Carambola, or Star Fruit as it is commonly known, can be fatal for those with kidney failure and/or on dialysis.
Singing a New Tune in Branson.
Dean Holman doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to music, and even ESRD can’t stop him from playing. While waiting for a possible transplant he will do PD at night.
Will a Pill a Day Keep Phosphorous At Bay?
A new randomized study of 70 people on HD finds that low-dose niacin may reduce phosphorus levels much more than calcium carbonate alone. Talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medicines or supplements.
Summer is Racing By with PD
At just 5 years old, Summer Kansiray has been through the removal of both kidneys due to Wilms tumor and the failure of a kidney transplant. Now on PD at night, she is planning to run in a 10K race in Cardiff to help raise money for the Kidney Wales Foundation. Read her story.
20 Minutes VS 2 Hours!
An Alabama woman says the greatest thing to happen since she started home dialysis is a pilot program that lets her attend her monthly dialysis clinic visit via telemedicine.
Home, Sweet Home.
A Michigan clinic urges patients to stay active, stay positive, and when possible, choose a home treatment. Just ask Harold Calton!
Have Home Dialysis—Will Travel
When his wife Colleen needed dialysis, Graeme Dunn thought they would have to sell their beloved camper van. Instead the RV has been their lifesaver. He built a trailer for her PD equipment, and off they went. Mobile = independence!
Hair Salon Owner Harold Calton Finds Silver Lining in PD
When PKD caused his kidneys to fail, Calton started standard in-center HD. But, within a few weeks, he switched to PD, and that has allowed him to keep his job—and keep up his tennis game!
At Home on the Range
Wyoming 30+ year dialyzor, Diana Pacheco, received the annual Pioneer in Excellence Award at the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle, recognizing her commitment to home hemodialysis (HHD) and her role as a patient advocate.
Hop On the Bus, Get an HD Treatment
In its first year, a mobile dialysis bus visited holiday spots across Victoria, Australia and gave more than 300 dialysis patients and their families the freedom to travel.