President Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease

Politics 07/10/19, 13:56

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don't get that sick in the first place. The president said his order was aimed at "making life better and ...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

Treatment 04/14/19, 19:11

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.Doctors say it's hard to overstate the ...

American Renal Associates® Opens Newest Dallas Area Clinic

U.S. 02/04/19, 16:00

GREENVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 4, 2019--American Renal Associates, LLC (“ARA”), a national provider of outpatient dialysis services, announced today the opening of its newest clinic, Hunt County Dialysis Center, located at 3301 Ridgecrest Rd., Suite 1, Greenville, Texas. This clinic can be contacted at (903) 455-0579.This press release features multimedia. View ...

Election Impact: Health care stocks jump following midterms

Health 11/07/18, 14:58

The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies.Health insurers rose sharply Wednesday as investors anticipated that any prospects of repealing the Affordable ...

California voters weigh measure to cap dialysis profits

U.S. 11/06/18, 10:25

California voters heading to the polls Tuesday will decide whether to restrict dialysis clinics' profits through a union-funded ballot measure supporters say will improve patient care.The measure, Proposition 8, caps profits at 15 percent of what clinics spend on patient care and quality improvement. Dialysis companies opposing it say it ...

Dialysis companies spend $111 million to kill ballot measure

California 10/26/18, 14:25

Dialysis companies have contributed an extraordinary $111 million and counting to defeat a California ballot initiative that would cap their profits, the most any one side has spent on a U.S. ballot issue since at least 2002.A $5 million donation from this week from dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care pushed ...

Matthew Nogin, 17 year-old, Travels To Africa To Volunteer At Hospital

U.S. 10/21/18, 06:49

Matthew Nogin spent his summer differently than many other teenagers. Nogin, 17, a senior at Wyoming Valley West School, flew to Africa over the summer to volunteer at four hospitals there. He walked through child dialysis wards in impoverished communities, where he learned that most children will die before they get a ...

Dialysis clinics, union fight over California Proposition 8

California 10/06/18, 11:54

A ballot measure restricting profits at dialysis clinics has overtaken initiatives on the gas tax and rent control to become the most expensive California proposition this cycle.The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West has poured roughly $20 million into Proposition 8 on the November ballot. The measure would cap ...

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