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  • Chef raising dough for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland gala

    Chef raising dough for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland gala
    When Ben Simpkins was 16, he was involved in an auto accident that turned out to be more of a lucky break than a tragedy. During an examination that followed, doctors discovered the teenager's kidneys were failing. Without immediate action, Simpkins,...
  • Kidney facts

    Numbers game • More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it. • Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. • Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and...
  • Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard

    Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard
    On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
  • Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease

    Medicare cuts for dialysis would be disastrous for people with kidney disease
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a...
  • 'Fate,' kidney donation program help Maryland family

    'Fate,' kidney donation program help Maryland family
    Julie Stitt begged her husband for years to let her donate her kidney as he spent nearly a decade in dialysis, through two failed transplants. Last year, he relented. It was a difficult decision. Her husband, Chuck, didn't want her to make the sacrifice....
  • Catonsville man to descend from hotel to raise money for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

    Catonsville man to descend from hotel to raise money for National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
    A fear of heights usually keeps Billy Stapleton grounded. Only once in the past dozen years has the Catonsville resident ever flown on an airplane and that caused the same reaction he usually has when he confronts his fear: his body temperature rose...
  • Freedom for dialysis patients

    On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore. As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly...
  • Carroll transplant recipients rappel from 32-story building to raise fund for kidney foundation

    Two Carroll County residents will help the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland reach new fundraising heights this week when they rappel off a building in downtown Baltimore for the foundation's third annual Rappel for Kidney Health event. The...
  • Maryland Zoo polar bear 'Alaska' dies

    Maryland Zoo polar bear 'Alaska' dies
    "Alaska," a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering from kidney failure, zoo officials said. The female bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Polar bear dies at Maryland Zoo

    Alaska, a Maryland Zoo polar bear that had been rescued from a Mexican circus a decade ago, was euthanized Tuesday after suffering kidney failure, zoo officials said. The bear had been confiscated in Puerto Rico by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents...
  • Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise

    Life-threatening sepsis appears to be on rise
    Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Quinnipiac physician Assistant Students Assist With National Kidney Foundation Screening

    Vladimir Odinets, right, a Quinnipiac University physician assistant student, performed a blood pressure screening on Steve Ducos on March 13 during the National Kidney Foundation's "Keep Healthy" screening at Aetna's corporate headquarters in Hartford....