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Joy of motherhood: Having a baby, even on dialysis
Only a few women who receive dialysis treatment can have a baby. Estimates indicate less than a thousand cases in which a dialysis patient has given birth to a child—in the entire world. In B. Braun Renal Care Center in Orenburg, Russia, two patients in one center were able to become mothers while under the care of chief physician Dr. Alexander Seliutin. One of the patients, Olga G., tells us about her life, pregnancy and the birth of her baby.
The man, the dog, and the sea
What does Marco Rossato love the most? The ocean. Nowhere else is he as perfectly happy as when he’s on his sailboat. And nowhere else does he spend each and every minute of his spare time. Until the day everything changed: Following a severe motorcycle accident, his lower body became paralyzed. Hardly anyone believed he would ever steer a sailboat again – except for Marco himself. This summer he sailed around the entire Italian peninsula accompanied by his best friend, Muttley the dog.
A Backpack against Travel Nerves
When the cities become empty in summer time and the beaches fill, there is one phenomenon to occur: the travel bug. Hardly anyone is immune to it. Not even the people who are dependent on parenteral nutrition. However, often logistical challenges and health risks seem to be too insurmountable to dare setting out for a journey. But is this true?