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Nurses at NYC Dialysis Centers, Fresenius Medical Care Reach New Pension, Pay Deal
Article from NY Daily News.
Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
Let's Use Pigs as Organ "Donors"
Essay from First Things.
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What's the Best Strategy to Increase Living Kidney Donation?
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
A Better Way to Measure Mortality Trends?
Press release from the Cleveland Clinic.
Targeting Zero Infections: MDROs and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Dialysis Facility
Registration is now open for the Sept. 27 (12:00-1:00 PM EDT) webinar by the American Society of Nephrology.
Predictors of Health Deterioration Among Older Adults After 12 Months of Dialysis Therapy: A Longitudinal Cohort Study From New Zealand
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Clinical Course after Parathyroidectomy in Adults with End-Stage Renal Disease on Maintenance Dialysis
Free, full-text, Advance Article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
Articles from Medscape Nephrology (registration required, but free):
Reduced Kidney Function Linked to an Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Infections
Press release and CJASN Express abstract from the American Society of Nephrology.
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Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — Los Angeles County, 1999–2006 and 2007–2014
Article from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Free Continuing Education — Management of Hepatitis C in Late Stage CKD Patients: WHO, How, and When to Treat?
Resource from the National Kidney Foundation.
Young People with Chronic Illness More Likely to Attempt Suicide
Press release from the University of Waterloo.
Do Occupational Factors Affect Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease Risk for Nurses?
AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America
Press release from the American Journal of Public Health. Article from HealthDay.
Iowa's Only Obamacare Insurer Requests 57% Rate Increase
Article from The Hill.
Flimsy Evidence behind Many FDA Approvals
Article from Reuters.
IRS Revokes Hospital Nonprofit Status for the First Time
News brief from Healthcare DIVE.
We Must Make the Word "Diagnostician" the Most Prestigious Term in Medicine
Posting from the KevinMD blog.
The Next Big Thing in AI, Emotional Intelligence, Could Give Hospitals a Competitive Edge
Article from Healthcare IT News.
Cleveland Clinic Drops Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser
Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping
Article from Kaiser Health News.

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