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Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

The days of patients being fed into a horizontal tube with expectations to stay there for sometimes half an hour while a machine snaps detailed images are fading, as MRI technology makes way for wider, sturdier machines.

August 23, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

GUEST COMMENTARY: Early detection is important for chronic kidney disease

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.

December 31, 2013 12:20 pm

Don't cut reimbursements for dialysis treatments

I am writing to express my concern over the recent proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would cut Medicare's payments for dialysis by 9.4 percent.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Second Impact Syndrome worth second thought

First, let’s be clear, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is extremely rare. I know of only one documented case in the last 25 years in Indiana.

May 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Dialysis machine revolutionizes Homewood woman's treatment

Dialysis machine revolutionizes Homewood woman's treatment

In many respects, Ashley Looney is your typical 25–year–old. She's studying cosmetology, looking forward to her wedding and making plans for her future. But unlike many 25–year–olds, Looney suffers from kidney failure and has to undergo regular dialysis.

June 30, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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PCACS struggles to meet demands for service

VALPARAISO | When the Porter County Council ordered Porter County Aging and Community Services to give the elderly, disabled and poor top priority, it created a problem for people like Robin Gland.

October 29, 2011 9:00 pm

DaVita under investigation by federal grand jury

The U.S. attorney's office in Colorado has opened a grand jury investigation into the activities of DaVita Inc., one of the nation's largest dialysis providers that operates several Northwest Indiana facilities.

August 10, 2011 12:00 pm
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