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Back to School? Back to Work? Back to Busy!

It’s that time again, when summer is coming to an end and families and friends are transitioning back to school, and for some, back to…

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Kidney Diet Tips

10 Tips to Help Control Fluid and Thirst

When your kidneys are no longer able to remove extra fluid from the body water builds up causing edema, water weight gain and shortness of…

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DaVita Stories

Dear DaVita: Love Letters to the Village

Editor’s note: Just about every day our Village experiences a DaVita moment. And we love when we get to hear good news, a heartwarming story…

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DaVita Stories

Can Good Become Better?

This post was originally published on the Family Talk Blog Aug. 9, 2017. It was republished with permission, on DaVita Stories. This spring I sat…

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DaVita Medical Insights

4 Business Models for Your Nephrology Practice

Challenges in the nephrology industry—including the shift away from fee-for-service to value-based payments—are pushing physicians to consider different business models. Partnering with another organization may…

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DaVita Medical Insights

Controlling Infection through a 3-Phase Approach

Impaired host immunity and bloodstream exposure to indwelling catheters or repeated cannulation renders dialysis patients prone to bloodstream infection (BSI). BSI is a leading cause…

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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

Milk substitutes for kidney diets

Got milk? Americans are familiar with the milk ad campaign that shows up on television and in magazines. Celebrities sport a milk mustache that  promotes health…

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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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