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Giving the Gift of Life for a Second Time

My name is Brittany Elways, and I have been with DaVita for eight years as a patient care technician, having recently transferred into the new…

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DaVita Teammate Finds Strength During a Personal Battle

I have struggled with eating disorders since 2015, right when I was about to start graduate school for social work. I have always been a…

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Kidney Diet Tips
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Food Facts Friday: Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is thought to be the first cheese to be made in America. It has become more popular recently as a lower calorie and…

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Secrets for Success: Renal Diet Tips from Patients

Years ago, when I started working in dialysis, one of the first people I had the pleasure to meet was a gentleman who had been…

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DaVita® Medical Insights

Ways to Support Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

When it comes to the ongoing management of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, finding ways to help improve outcomes and reducing patient loss rate should always…

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Podcast: Home Dialysis First

“Home first” has become a slogan in the nephrology community, but what does that slogan mean? Listen to this podcast, in which Ashley Henson interviews…

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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

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® 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® Stories

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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