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Baking Soda and Kidney Disease: Not Just for Baking and Cleaning (Part 1)

Baking soda. You know it for its use in baking, cleaning, and maybe even teeth whitening. Its formal chemical name is sodium bicarbonate, and it’s…

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Food Facts Friday: Tea Lovers Guide

Having options when it comes to what to drink is important. If you’re limiting your phosphorus intake, you likely have heard from your dietitian to…

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Wisdom in a Minute(ish): Work-Life Alignment

Wow, can you believe it’s already spring? When things get busy, it can seem that life is whizzing by too quickly. Before we know it,…

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Teammates You Should Know: Karen Ivey, RN; Terry Lowe, PCT and Diamond Ivey, RN

Greetings, Village teammates. Have you ever allowed fate to direct your path? I can honestly say I have. In 2010, my best friend’s husband, Terry…

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Four Best Practices for Kidney Transplant Care Coordination

When patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are eligible for and interested in kidney transplantation, dialysis clinics can employ industry best practices to more…

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Quality Of Life: Decisions That Affect Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

When patients are faced with the decision to choose a dialysis modality, many questions may come to their mind. As physicians, we always focus on…

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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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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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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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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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