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Creative Accounting or Illegal Practice?

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I am sure you are all wondering what’s been happening about the dialysis patient organizations- and, now, it seems that some dialysis clinics- are paying the health insurance premiums for dialysis patients. (I first discussed this issue here).   There is a new complainant- it’s not just private insurance companies now.

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Stick it to me?

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Can you imagine what your life would be if your kidneys failed?  You would probably be forced to give up your job (see below for more) and spend 3 days a week going back and forth to a dialysis clinic, where you would be hooked up to a machine for about 4 hours each time.  And, you still would only have some of your kidney functions fixed, not all of them.

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Deadly Purple?

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Taking that purple pill?  Well… maybe it’s time to reconsider.

I admit it.  I’ve never had a problem with acid reflux.  Oh, sure, once or twice a year, when I was sick, it’s been a very short affliction.  So, it’s easy for me to say stop.   But, even if it’s not easy to say stop- I’m telling you STOP RIGHT NOW!

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New Use for Old Word?

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Dialysis is a compound word of dia and lysis– which means ‘through’ ‘splitting or loosening’. In chemisty, the term defines the process of separating particles within a liquid, based upon their ability to pass through a membrane. In medicine, we use the term when we remove impurities in the blood based upon their ability to pass through a membrance. Until now.

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