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Kroc Center | The Augusta Chronicle

...The American Kidney Fund held Kidney Action Day at the Kroc Center on Saturday, which aimed to raise awareness of kidney disease. CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien spoke of the importance of recognizing diversity at Georgia Health Sciences University's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/urban-renewal/kroc-center
More precise medical codes aim to track quality of care

...updated the electronic medical records of patients with chronic diseases, so the next time the diabetic with early kidney disease comes in, that new code is one fewer thing to check.Most doctors' offices use just several dozen codes anyway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-09-09/more-precise-medical-codes-a
Doctors face deadline for adopting more precise medical coding system for billing

...updated the electronic medical records of patients with chronic diseases, so the next time the diabetic with early kidney disease comes in, that new code is one less thing to check.Most doctors' offices only use several dozen codes anyway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-07/doctors-face-deadline-adop
Augusta group raising awareness of kidney disease, lack of diabetes monitoring at Kidney Action Day event

A group that helps fund kidney disease treatment in Augusta is trying...diabetes is the No. 1 cause of kidney disease," Ruggiero said. "And the...you have no indication because kidney disease in its early stages has no symptoms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-21/augusta-group-raising-awaren
Grovetown seventh-grader drafting second piece of legislation

...people may realize.Through speaking with students and families, Sharper said he met a young man in Valdosta with a kidney disease and heard a firsthand account of being denied the right to go to the bathroom and having an accident as a result...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-16/grovetown-seventh-grader-
Transplant patient finds kidney problems run in family

...turned up a terrible history of kidney disease leading to transplants and in...diagnosed in 1986 with polycystic kidney disease, where fluid-filled sacs form...Walker discovered he actually had kidney disease, which led to more digging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-19/transplant-patient-finds-kid
H. Berry Johnson

...H. Berry Johnson, 40, entered into rest on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at his residence after a long battle from kidney disease. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175272387
New drug might help heart failure

...well-designed trial, the study did have some limitations. The study excluded patients with low blood pressures or kidney disease, common associated diagnoses in patients with heart failure. In addition, the average age of study patients was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-09-03/new-drug-might-help-hear
A gift of life: North Augusta woman offers kidney to stranger

...a safe one, that donors can survive with one kidney and that having only one does not increase chances to develop kidney disease later in life."Most people can wrap their heads around giving to some one they love, but it's a little bit harder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-18/gift-life-north-augusta-woman
Alonzo Mourning recalls long journey to Hall of Fame induction

...just thought, 'This is much bigger than me.' I had a goal set to win a championship that was denied when I got kidney disease."Mourning returned to win the 2006 NBA title with the Heat and complete a career that led him to the Springfield...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-08/alonzo-mourning-recalls-long-