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Lower Sodium intake: A Gradual Change

“Oh I don’t add salt to my food” is something registered dietitians hear often when talking to people about lower sodium or limiting their salt…

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Peritoneal Dialysis and Fluid Goals

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are usually able to have a less restrictive meal plan than those on hemodialysis (HD). This is due to doing treatments…

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5 Efforts to Increase Patient Access to Peritoneal Dialysis

Appropriate patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) have the potential to achieve lower rates of hospitalization and mortality, higher quality of life and lower costs…

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Video: Peritoneal Dialysis: Myths about Patient Ineligibility and Contraindications

Many nephrologists feel apprehensive with recommending peritoneal dialysis (PD) to patient populations with certain conditions—such as diabetes or obesity—that are not always absolute contraindications to…

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First 90 to 120 Days on Dialysis: Importance of an Orientation

Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) can experience many challenges during the first 90 to 120 days on dialysis. There are many critical touchpoints…

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Veterans to Village Program Makes a Lasting Impact on DaVita Teammate

I am an eight-year veteran (1972-1980) of the United States Air Force. It has been in excess of 35 years since my military separation, so…

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Peritoneal Dialysis Myths about Patient Ineligibility and Contraindications

Many nephrologists feel apprehensive with recommending peritoneal dialysis (PD) to patient populations with certain conditions—such as diabetes or obesity—that are not always absolute contraindications to…

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Top Reasons to Start Clinically-Appropriate New Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

Top Reasons to Start Clinically-Appropriate New Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

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Peritoneal Dialysis Myths about Patient Ineligibility and Contraindications

Many nephrologists feel apprehensive with recommending peritoneal dialysis (PD) to patient populations with certain conditions—such as diabetes or obesity—that are not always absolute contraindications to…

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MACRA as it Relates to Home

MACRA as it Relates to Home

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Best cereal choices for the kidney diet

Today I received a question about the best cereals for a person in stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) to eat. Instead of sending my…

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Hemodialysis and fluid intake: How much to drink?

People on in-center hemodialysis usually have dialysis treatments three times a week. The amount of fluid they can have is limited since the kidneys lose…

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Acute Kidney Injury Patients Now Receiving Dialysis in an Outpatient Setting

This January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave dialysis centers the ability to provide dialysis services to acute kidney injury (AKI) patients….

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Recognizing Social Workers on World Social Work Day

Dialysis patients and their families are often unaware of the breadth of support and resources available to them. These include transportation options, support groups, educational…

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Making a Difference, One Costume at a Time

  For approximately one year, I have posted on social media to DaVita, The Ellen Show and Twitter about DaVita teammate Shelli Neal Bounds.  Why…

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Village Vets Connect in DC

Editor’s Note: In April, 80 DaVita Village Veterans traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in Veterans to Village, a new pilot program within DaVita University….

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