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July 15, 2013
On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those with kidney failure who depend on dialysis three times each week to stay alive. Most people on dialysis, regardless of age, have Medicare. The new Medicare cuts worry me. The cost impact could result in reduced dialysis services and clinic closures at a time when kidney disease is rising in our state.
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NEWS
September 27, 1990
Charles T. Metzdorf, an Eastern Shore waterman and decoy carver, died Monday of kidney failure at his home in Queenstown, the same house on Queenstown Creek in which he was born. A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Metzdorf, who was 87, was offered yesterday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.Known as Toodles for many years, he first carved working decoys and later did decorative waterfowl carvings.His survivors include three nephews. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Adult Day Care Center in Grasonville.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 28, 2002
Q. I am a pediatrician concerned about parents' use of two over-the-counter medications. I often feel like a one-woman army trying to combat simultaneous use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin, etc.) for children with fever. Parents sometimes alternate doses as often as every two hours. Some parents are giving these medications together to bring down a fever. Clearly, fever is a physiologic function that helps the body fight infections. I try to educate parents about this, but there seems to be an almost irrational fear of fever in our culture.
NEWS
April 1, 1998
Willard Barr, 90, former mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday of a stroke in Fort Worth. Mr. Barr, father of Mayor Kenneth Barr, was elected to the City Council in 1963 and served a single term as mayor from 1965 to 1967.Harley Flack, 55, president of Wright State University since 1994, died of cancer Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.Mary Cunningham Hoard, 95, former board chairman of W. D. Hoard and Sons Co., a publishing firm, from 1972 to 1992, died Saturday in Whitewater, Wis.Athelstan F. Spilhaus, 86, the first U.S. ambassador to the United Nations' scientific organization, a geophysicist and inventor of a device for measuring deep ocean temperatures, died Monday in Washington.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis - a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15). Dangerous would be a far better term. Dialysis providers faced with this eventuality will of necessity have to cut back. Each cutback will result in a reduction of quality care. I am living with kidney failure. Dialysis has been my life-saving therapy for more than 13 years.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Louis F. Markel, who owned and operated a North Point Creek boatyard, died Saturday of kidney failure at his Edgemere home. He was 72. Louis Frederick Markel was born and raised at the boatyard on North Point Creek. His father, Louis F. Markel, a licensed charter boat captain and boat builder, established Markel's Boat Yard in 1941. After his father's death in 1950, his mother, Dorothy Markel, took over operation of the yard; she retired in 1976. Mr. Markel was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School and worked for the U.S. Defense Department's Investigative Services until retiring in 1982, when he took over the boatyard's operations.
NEWS
March 1, 2010
STEFFI SIDNEY-SPLAVER, 74 'Rebel Without a Cause' actress Steffi Sidney-Splaver, who as a young actress appeared in "Rebel Without a Cause," then gave up acting to become a Hollywood writer, publicist and producer, has died. She was 74. Sidney-Splaver died Monday of kidney failure at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, said her husband, Rick Splaver. Her first movie role was in "The Eddie Cantor Story," in 1953. Two years later the dark-haired actress landed the role of Mil in "Rebel Without a Cause."
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | September 29, 2013
Gene "Cousin Luke" Petit passed away Sunday morning, according to a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider . The cause of death is currently unknown. Petit had been suffering from multiple sclerosis in recent years, which caused him to lose a considerable amount of weight. Petit is best known as portraying "Cousin Luke" in WWE in 1985 and 1986 as part of Hillbilly Jim's family. Hillbilly Jim is now the only member still alive -- Uncle Elmer (Stan Frazier) died in 1992 from kidney failure and Cousin Junior (Larry Kean)
NEWS
December 29, 1999
Anthony Imperiale, 68, a political firebrand who served as state senator, state assemblyman and Newark, N. J., city councilman, died Sunday of complications related to kidney failure. Mr. Imperiale moved into the national spotlight as a spokesman for law and order in the late 1960s, appearing on "60 Minutes" and inspiring a movie, "Fighting Back." During the Newark riots of July 1967, he organized citizen patrols to keep black protesters out of Italian neighborhoods, and was criticized as a divisive figure and a reactionary who glorified vigilantism.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2011
Wade P. Thomas Jr., a retired Annapolis lawyer who earlier had owned a bakery chain, died July 2 of kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Crofton resident was 83. He was born in Baltimore and raised on Wardman Road in Stoneleigh. He was a 1946 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from the University of Virginia. Mr. Thomas was a salesman for National Cash Register Corp. and owned a chain of six Cakery Bakeries, with five stores in Maryland and one in North Carolina.
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