'Zombie' homes haunt Florida neighborhoods

By Alison Fitzgerald and Jared Bennett

Neighborhoods devastated by thousands of abandoned homes as banks fail to follow through on foreclosures.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… reveals the bandages from recent heart surgery and the tubing from a dialysis port. “I’m not going to sit here and let someone put me out. I’ve ne …"

"… times were good. But when her van died, the vehicle she uses to get to her dialysis treatments three days a week, she had to pay to fix it and couldn’t affo …"

OPINION: favors for special interests

By Wendell Potter

Insurers, drug companies get what they want from Congress; the public, not so much

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… ys long-proposed price restraints on a class of drugs used to treat kidney dialysis patients. That paragraph allows Amgen to sell one of its high-priced drugs …"

Right-wing groups attempt to dislodge justices in Florida, Iowa

By Chris Young

Supreme court justices in two states are under siege from groups that oppose their rulings.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… ublican Senate majority leader wrote a letter that helped Jacob’s kidney dialysis company keep a state contract.In August, state campaign finance records sh …"

Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

By FactCheck.Org

No more practice: Five weeks before Election Day, Obama and Romney debate for first time.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… e Part D prescription drug program, skilled nursing facility, home health, dialysis, ambulance and ambulatory surgical center services, and durable medical eq …"

Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

By FactCheck.Org

No more practice: Five weeks before Election Day, Obama and Romney debate for first time.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… e Part D prescription drug program, skilled nursing facility, home health, dialysis, ambulance and ambulatory surgical center services, and durable medical eq …"

In India, verdant terrain conceals clues to a fatal kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… cines to relieve the disease’s symptoms, but the family could not afford dialysis. Prameela said the cost of the treatment her husband did receive was more …"

"… A statewide health insurance program for the poor now covers the costs of dialysis. State-of-the-art dialysis centers have been established in several cities …"

"… ce program for the poor now covers the costs of dialysis. State-of-the-art dialysis centers have been established in several cities through a public-private i …"

"… irector of medical education.But almost all of the area’s nephrology and dialysis services are in Vizag. The costs of travel and of medicines that are not c …"

In Sri Lanka, breakthroughs, setbacks and a spiritual touch

By Sasha Chavkin and Anna Barry-Jester

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… n, he went to the hospital to find a patient.One day as Sampath lay in the dialysis ward, the stranger approached and offered to donate his kidney. Ajantha is …"

"… e health system, and the vast majority of eligible patients cannot receive dialysis, let alone transplants.As he awaits his operation, Sampath continues to ma …"

"… n the young patient as they insert needles into his neck for his four-hour dialysis session. He flashes a smile, his teeth stained red with the juice of the b …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… time negotiating the more than 100-mile bus trips he takes to receive the dialysis treatments that keep him alive.Ten thousand miles away, in the Nicaraguan …"

"… rea. Local doctors say that as few as one of every five patients that need dialysis are approved to receive it. Public hospitals offer kidney transplants if p …"

"… ermine if he is a match, he travels more than 60 miles twice a week to get dialysis, sleeping on the concrete floor of the hospital when his treatment goes to …"

"… m trees, Narayna spends his days resting and traveling back and forth from dialysis in Visakhapatnam. “Now, I do nothing,” he said. “I take medicines an …"

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

Mysterious kidney disease has killed thousands of men in an isolated region of Central America, but why?

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… vince of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the regional hospital had to start a home dialysis program because it was overwhelmed with so many CKD victims that it began …"

Methodology

A note of the data and analysis for 'Island of the Widows'

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… r some of the increased mortality. In the United States, overall deaths of dialysis patients increased 175% from 1990 to 2009, according to statistics from th …"

Super Congress hauls in super donations as special interests try to influence budget cuts

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

Gang of 12 tasked with cutting budget by $1.5 trillion hauls in big PAC donations

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… ciation of the construction industry — $10,000Fresenius Medical, a major dialysis provider— $10,000A mix of health and pharmaceutical companies made up at …"

"… to influence the Super Committee members. Fresenius is one of the largest dialysis providers in the world, operating over 1,800 clinics in the U.S. alone.Wit …"

"… 0 clinics in the U.S. alone.With the number of Medicare patients receiving dialysis (and, accordingly, the Medicare expenses for renal disease treatment) goin …"

"… hould the Super Committee propose changes to Medicare, Fresenius and other dialysis companies could see a major impact to their bottom lines.In the six weeks …"

ANALYSIS: Death panels real and imagined

By Wendell Potter

Congressmen like Phil Gingrey continue to scare foks with talk of death panels, while insurers make real life or death decisions

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… a bunch of bureaucrats decide whether you get care, such as continuing on dialysis or cancer chemotherapy, I guarantee you when you withdraw that the patient …"

VA medical centers in hot water for failing to follow sterilization training

By Laurel Adams

GAO says some VA medical centers aren't following strict sanitation guidelines for reusable medical equipment

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… cal centers. The staff at one medical center ordered the wrong piece for a dialysis machine, which caused blood to pass into the machine incorrectly, and pote …"

Lawsuit loans add new risk for the injured

By Binyamin Appelbaum and Ben Hallman

The business of lending to plaintiffs has blossomed over the past decade, part of a growing trend in which banks and hedge funds seeking unt

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… y had run through their savings. Long was legally blind and needed regular dialysis. His wife, Deborah, had left work to care for him. They borrowed $3,000 in …"

Dispute in Pennsylvania town highlights EPA's coal ash dilemma

By Amy Biegelsen

It was a windy Friday morning last December when Gary Kuklish stepped out of the post office in the tiny coal town of LaBelle, PA, looked do

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… er. Smith is going in for a kidney biopsy this month and her husband is on dialysis. She worries their health problems come from the coal ash that covers her …"

FDA criticized for accepting free help from company that later won generic OK

By Laurel Adams

The Food and Drug Administration last month issued guidelines for agency staff to follow when drugmakers offer free help during emergencies

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… hinning drug used by millions of patients, especially before surgeries and dialysis, and for treating blood-clotting conditions.In early 2008, some patients u …"

Kilpatrick not happy with for-profit earmark ban

By Nick Schwellenbach

Remember the March announcement by House Democrats banning earmarks aimed at for-profit entities? Not every Democrat seems to be entirely ha

Excerpts from this story referencing "dialysis":

"… Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ backlog in assessing kidney dialysis facilities in rural areas, according to Kilpatrick’s website.DaVita is K …"