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Dialysis (INACTIVE)

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  • Kaiser Transplant Patients Express Their Fear and Fury

    "I don't know what's going on here," Bernard Burks wrote to Kaiser Permanente's kidney transplant program last October, "but whatever it is, it's wrong." Burks, 56, was among hundreds of patients forced to shift to Kaiser's new San Francisco program...
  • State Steps In on Kaiser Transplants

    The state's top HMO regulator said late Tuesday that Kaiser Permanente would pay for kidney transplants at outside hospitals for patients dissatisfied with Kaiser's troubled new transplant program in Northern California. "Let me put it this way, they...
  • Kaiser Official Apologizes

    OAKLAND -- Kaiser Permanente's top official in Northern California publicly apologized Wednesday to patients who felt that their complaints about the giant HMO's new kidney transplant center had been ignored -- but emphasized that the problems came as a...
  • Board takes no public action against some King/Drew nurses

    It is no secret that nurses played a central role in the collapse of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center. At the troubled hospital near Watts, registered nurses gave the wrong medications, ignored patients in distress, falsified records, slept...
  • PASSINGS

    James B. Pearson Progressive Kansas senator James B. Pearson, a progressive Republican who represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate for 17 years, died Tuesday at his home in Gloucester, Mass. He was 88. Pearson had been on kidney dialysis for several...
  • Ali Akbar Khan dies at 87; sarod player helped bring Indian music to U.S.

    Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87. The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home...
  • Guillermo Endara dies at 73; led Panama to democracy after U.S. invasion

    Guillermo Endara dies at 73; led Panama to democracy after U.S. invasion
    Former President Guillermo Endara, who led Panama to democracy after the U.S. invasion that toppled dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega, died Monday. He was 73. Endara, who governed from 1989 to 1994, died at his home in Panama City. His cardiologist, Dr....
  • Alain Bernheim dies at 86; agent sued Paramount over 'Coming to America'

    Alain Bernheim dies at 86; agent sued Paramount over 'Coming to America'
    Alain Bernheim, a producer and literary agent who with humorist Art Buchwald sued Paramount Pictures for using their concept for the 1988 film "Coming to America," has died. He was 86. Bernheim, a Hollywood Hills resident, died Friday of complications...
  • Lucille Clifton dies at 73; award-winning poet

    Lucille Clifton dies at 73; award-winning poet
    When Lucille Clifton was a girl in the 1940s, she saw her mother burning poems in their furnace. A grade-school dropout who loved words and wrote traditional verse, her mother had an offer to publish her work in a book, but her husband and children...
  • Healthcare suffers at L.A. jails

    The Los Angeles County Jail system lacks enough doctors, nurses and other medical workers to meet the most basic needs of inmates, resulting in long delays in treatment for conditions ranging from hernias to heart disease. Breakdowns in medical care,...
  • Kaiser Halts Kidney Venture

    Kaiser Permanente announced Friday that it was indefinitely suspending its kidney transplant program in Northern California after revelations that it had endangered hundreds of patients. "I think, quite frankly, they searched their souls and they decided...