Things that make you go Hmm……

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — One of Maine’s iconic forest dwellers may just harbor clues that could lead to better treatment and ultimately a cure for human kidney disease. Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor are studying black bear kidneys in an effort to determine how the animals are able to regenerate the organ… Read more »

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A possible light at the end of the DARK tunnel……

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Kidney breakthrough ‘could end the need for donors’ by JAMES CHAPMAN, Daily Mail Scientists have created the world’s first test-tube organs in a breakthrough that could revolutionise transplant medicine.The American experts are claiming to have used cloning technology to transform cells taken from a cow’s ear into functioning kidneys. The ‘spare-part’ kidneys were genetically identical… Read more »

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I’m a little fish in a BIG pond

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  An estimated 23 million American adults have chronic kidney disease. Currently the NIH spends $655 million on kidney disease research. With good care, fewer than 10 percent of diabetics develop kidney failure.  Management of complications has markedly improved the quality of life of dialysis patients.  Dialysis dementia due to aluminum toxicity no longer occurs. Premature… Read more »

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Coping Emotionally After an Organ Transplant

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  When people think about getting an organ transplant, they focus on the obvious physical aspects: the illness, the operation, and the healing. They’re less likely to think about the emotional impact. But that can be profound too, both for you and the people around you. Nearly all people who receive a transplant, feel elated… Read more »

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Kidney disease fact !!

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Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide health crisis. For example, in the year 2005, there were approximately 58 million deaths worldwide, with 35 million attributed to chronic disease, according to the World Health Organization. I can only do this with your help. LiveandBattle.com #LivetheDream-BattletheNightmare

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Hope for those battling with Melanoma…

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  To hear the words “it’s melanoma” sent chills down my spine when I was diagnosed.  I didn’t know the severity of it but knew it wasn’t good.  There is hope for those that may have to face it head on. #MedStarGeorgetownisthebomb, #Sunscreenalways, #LiveandBattle.com

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John Oliver on Davita Dialysis…..

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Being a former Davita Dialysis patient, I find this very disturbing. Here we have a CEO/Company whom makes a tremendous profit off of pain and suffering and doesn’t educate their patients on transplantation. I can only speak for myself. My life was in their hands and many mistakes were made during my treatments which could… Read more »

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