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All the Ingredients Needed to Make a DaVita Cookbook

What does it take to make one of our six annual Today’s Kidney Diet cookbooks? From developing themes, creating recipes and brainstorming, to photo shoots,…

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A Call to Help Raise Support for the PATIENTS Act

As a professional nurse with 16 years of experience caring for patients with kidney failure, I understand the life-altering impact of the diagnosis. Those coping…

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DaVita Medical Insights

Study: Oral Anticoagulants for Patients Initiating Dialysis with Existing Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter

Systemic oral anticoagulants may decrease the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter (Afib). In the general patient population, those with…

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Improving Nephrology Coding and Billing with Reviews and Education

With the growing body of regulations today, nephrology coding has become more complex. Practices must navigate not only a new level of specificity but also…

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Discount Grocery Shopping for Kidney Diets

I love a good bargain, getting something of value at a lower price than what I normally pay. When I hear the words bargain or…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Zinc Deficiency and Dialysis: Causes and Signs

Zinc is a mineral with several important roles in the human body. It aids in immunity, wound healing, protein synthesis, and helps maintain sense of taste…

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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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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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