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September 14, 2006
It was a dark day in September 1991 when Carrie received a call from her doctor informing her that she had polycystic kidney disease or PKD. For many years, her family thought she had inherited a rare disease, only to discover that one in 500 people have PKD. Today, Carrie, 34, only has 16 percent function of her kidneys and will require either dialysis or a kidney transplant to save her life within the next few months. Carrie, a beloved daughter and sister, immediately had the full support of her brother, David, 32, who has offered to be her donor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | March 12, 2009
Imagine what it is like to be told you are in the end-stage of renal disease. You have lived with it for a while but now your doctors have told you the end is near. Then you hear of a new treatment, a machine that would filter your blood as a mechanical kidney. You hope that you can be one of the lucky ones — a patient of this new dialysis machine. Unfortunately, the obstacle in your way is a committee that will decide who gets treatment and who does not — an anonymous group of citizens that holds your life in their hands.
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By Loa Blasucci | October 22, 2009
My mom used to always say, “Don’t be concerned with outward appearance—it’s what’s inside that counts.” She was right, and so it goes with last week’s topic, “what’s inside” a pumpkin really counts as well. Pumpkin seeds are such amazing body healers, I had to give you this follow up. Ever had a kidney stone? The pain is right up there with childbirth and will take you to your knees. But studies show that pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate from forming.
NEWS
May 12, 2005
Guest Column By Reg Green Zakopane, Poland: On a cold morning recently, here in the extreme south of Poland, one of the small figures standing at the top of a steep, icy, twisting ski slope would take a deep breath, break away from the group and head straight down the mountainside. Some attacked with everything they had, poles flailing, skis clattering dangerously around the sharp bends. Others snowploughed with infinite caution. They were part of a competition called the Nicholas Cup, with participants from Europe, Canada and Australia.
NEWS
November 9, 2011
I am a local, La Crescenta woman in need of a kidney donation. I am a wife and the mother of a very active 9-year-old girl. I am writing this letter in efforts to make a plea to the readers of the Valley Sun. Organ donation is a miraculous gift that can be given before death. In order to survive without any kidneys, I have to undergo peritoneal dialysis every day, which I do at home, using a portable machine. At times over the past year, I have also had to go on hemodialysis at the dialysis center for hours at a time.
FEATURES
December 3, 2009
The Renal Support Network will host a charity accessory sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1311 N. Maryland Ave. in Glendale. All proceeds will benefit RSN’s 11th Annual Renal Teen Prom, held yearly for Southern California teens with kidney disease. A large variety of high-quality accessories will be on sale, including designer pieces. Donated new or gently used accessories such as purses, jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, ties and more are also needed for the unique fundraiser.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 26, 2007
A La Cañada veterinarian has diagnosed three dogs with the kidney failure that has been linked to the recent pet food recall. According to Susan Dietrich, DVM of La Cañada Pet Clinic, three dogs in various stages of kidney failure have been treated at her office. They all had been fed pet food that has been recalled by Food and Drug Administration in recent weeks. "[At the beginning of the outbreak] we were unaffected," Dietrich said. That all changed last week when three animals, all from different families, came in with signs of kidney problems.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 26, 2007
The ongoing pet food recall by the Food and Drug Administration has now expanded to pork and poultry. According to an FDA report, five states including California have quarantined hog farms and one poultry farm in Missouri due to concerns that feed was contaminated with melamine, the ingredient linked to kidney failure in dogs and cats. Salvage pet food from manufacturers that are part of the pet recall have been traced to these farms. Test results have shown traces of the contaminant in the hogs' urine.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2007
An incomparable estate nestled in the most prestigious area of Flintridge, this home features four bedrooms, four baths, a beautiful yard with kidney shaped oversize swimming pool, tennis court and horse corral. A wonderful assortment of mature trees frames the entire property. The main house is a classic four-column, two-story Georgian Colonial. Upstairs are two suites with baths plus an additional large bathroom for the two remaining bedrooms. The main floor has a living room with fireplace; a deluxe kitchen with TV area and fireplace; a formal dining room with French doors opening to the brick patio that traverses the entire back of the house.
NEWS
By Loa Blasucci | October 26, 2011
Pumpkins are dotting the countryside, in every yard and on every front porch. They're a lovely splash of fall color, but more than being decorative, pumpkins are an amazing super fruit. We often call them a vegetable, but this nutritionally dense powerhouse is a member of the gourd family, a fruit. Pumpkin contains an abundance of disease-fighting nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, pantothenic acid, and vitamins C and E. But the component that makes it a “super food” is the synergistic combination of carotenoids.
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November 9, 2011
I am a local, La Crescenta woman in need of a kidney donation. I am a wife and the mother of a very active 9-year-old girl. I am writing this letter in efforts to make a plea to the readers of the Valley Sun. Organ donation is a miraculous gift that can be given before death. In order to survive without any kidneys, I have to undergo peritoneal dialysis every day, which I do at home, using a portable machine. At times over the past year, I have also had to go on hemodialysis at the dialysis center for hours at a time.
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FEATURES
December 3, 2009
The Renal Support Network will host a charity accessory sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1311 N. Maryland Ave. in Glendale. All proceeds will benefit RSN’s 11th Annual Renal Teen Prom, held yearly for Southern California teens with kidney disease. A large variety of high-quality accessories will be on sale, including designer pieces. Donated new or gently used accessories such as purses, jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, ties and more are also needed for the unique fundraiser.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Loa Blasucci | October 22, 2009
My mom used to always say, “Don’t be concerned with outward appearance—it’s what’s inside that counts.” She was right, and so it goes with last week’s topic, “what’s inside” a pumpkin really counts as well. Pumpkin seeds are such amazing body healers, I had to give you this follow up. Ever had a kidney stone? The pain is right up there with childbirth and will take you to your knees. But studies show that pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate from forming.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | March 12, 2009
Imagine what it is like to be told you are in the end-stage of renal disease. You have lived with it for a while but now your doctors have told you the end is near. Then you hear of a new treatment, a machine that would filter your blood as a mechanical kidney. You hope that you can be one of the lucky ones — a patient of this new dialysis machine. Unfortunately, the obstacle in your way is a committee that will decide who gets treatment and who does not — an anonymous group of citizens that holds your life in their hands.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | April 26, 2007
A La Cañada veterinarian has diagnosed three dogs with the kidney failure that has been linked to the recent pet food recall. According to Susan Dietrich, DVM of La Cañada Pet Clinic, three dogs in various stages of kidney failure have been treated at her office. They all had been fed pet food that has been recalled by Food and Drug Administration in recent weeks. "[At the beginning of the outbreak] we were unaffected," Dietrich said. That all changed last week when three animals, all from different families, came in with signs of kidney problems.
NEWS
September 14, 2006
It was a dark day in September 1991 when Carrie received a call from her doctor informing her that she had polycystic kidney disease or PKD. For many years, her family thought she had inherited a rare disease, only to discover that one in 500 people have PKD. Today, Carrie, 34, only has 16 percent function of her kidneys and will require either dialysis or a kidney transplant to save her life within the next few months. Carrie, a beloved daughter and sister, immediately had the full support of her brother, David, 32, who has offered to be her donor.
NEWS
May 12, 2005
Guest Column By Reg Green Zakopane, Poland: On a cold morning recently, here in the extreme south of Poland, one of the small figures standing at the top of a steep, icy, twisting ski slope would take a deep breath, break away from the group and head straight down the mountainside. Some attacked with everything they had, poles flailing, skis clattering dangerously around the sharp bends. Others snowploughed with infinite caution. They were part of a competition called the Nicholas Cup, with participants from Europe, Canada and Australia.
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