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Bowl of hummus topped with whole garbanzo beans

Food Facts Friday: Garbanzo Beans aka Chickpeas

Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, have been eaten in the Middle East for more than 10,000 years. They are a staple of Middle Eastern,…

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Lentils, red and white beans on blue wood

Beans Primer for Kidney Diets

Kidney, pinto, cranberry, black, and navy. What do these have in common? They are all types of beans! Beans, which are sometimes excluded from the…

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Podcast: Use of Social Media in Nephrology

Although social media platforms have traditionally been viewed by some as a way to advance oneself personally, now they are being used in a more…

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Dialysis Patient FAQs

Although the physician writes the dialysis orders, the patient care technicians (PCTs) and nurses have the most interaction with the patient. As the relationship between…

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DaVita Teammate Regains Health With Grandma’s Warrior Spirit

My journey started in September 2016 when my PCP informed me that I was borderline diabetic, and she told me I needed to look into…

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DaVita, Defenders of the Universe: Wall of Fame Contest Brings People Together

Seventeen years ago, in 2002, the first Wall of Fame contest kicked off. There were 176 Wall of Fame projects created that first time around….

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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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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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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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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 would…

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The Greatest Gift – Becoming a Living Donor

I have been a dialysis nurse with DaVita for the past 21 years, and the experience of becoming a living donor for my husband has…

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