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Kidney Diet Cost: More or Less than a General Diet?

“How much is this going to cost me?” “Does the kidney diet cost more than my usual diet?” These may be some of the first…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Choosing the Right Cereal

As a renal dietitian, I am often asked what types of breakfast cereals are part of a kidney-friendly diet. This can be a difficult question…

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DaVita Stories

The Perfect Storm Churns up the Perfect Tempest of Teamwork

We saw it looming on the horizon for months, lurching towards us with unflinching certainty. We’ve felt its wrath before and remained painfully aware of…

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DaVita Stories

DaVita Teammates Rise Up Amongst Tragedy

For everyone caught in the paths of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, these past two months have been rife with heartache. However, incredible instances of strength…

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DaVita Medical Insights

Podcast: Heparin Anticoagulation for Hemodialysis Patients

Clinical practice guidelines for chronic hemodialysis recommend heparin anticoagulation for the majority of hemodialysis patients. Listen to this podcast, in which George Aronoff, MD, discusses…

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DaVita Medical Insights

The Good and the Bad with EHR Systems and Coding

As digital technology advances, our world of health information continues to rapidly evolve. The transition from paper records to electronic health records (EHRs) creates an…

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DaVita Emergency Management

Hurricane Irma Updates and Open Centers

Our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma. In advance of Hurricane Irma we activated the DaVita emergency response plan. In the coming…

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DaVita Emergency Management

Tropical Storm Harvey Updates

Our hearts go out to those affected by the storm. If you would like to help, donations can be made to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey…

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Kidney Diet Tips

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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Kidney Diet Tips

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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DaVita Medical Insights

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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DaVita Medical Insights

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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DaVita Stories

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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DaVita Stories

6 Steps to Help Manage Conflict & Get Your Relationships Back on Track

I hate conflict. I get nervous. I repeatedly have the tough conversation in my head, trying to figure out the best way to say it. I’m scared that…

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DaVita Emergency Management

Tropical Storm Harvey Updates

Our hearts go out to those affected by the storm. If you would like to help, donations can be made to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey…

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DaVita Emergency Management

Hurricane Irma Updates and Open Centers

Our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma. In advance of Hurricane Irma we activated the DaVita emergency response plan. In the coming…

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