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Physician Burnout

Ongoing stress may lead to burnout and with April being Stress Awareness Month, physician burnout is a timely and important topic. Physician burnout signifies a…

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DaVita® Medical Insights

In-Center Nocturnal Hemodialysis, Part I: Clinical Benefits

In-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) is a hybrid in-center modality administered at a dialysis facility at night for six to eight hours, typically beginning between 5…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Green Pea Protein Powder: Kidney-friendly?

In recent years, plant-based diets and protein supplements have gained popularity with the general population. Studies find plant-based diets to have reduced risk of obesity,…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Baking Soda and Kidney Disease: It’s Not Just for Baking and Cleaning (Part 2)

This is the second part to a post on sodium bicarbonate and kidney disease. Part one was published on March 31st. It explored sodium bicarbonate. This…

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DaVita® Stories

How Resilient Are You?

Stress.  It seems to be one of those unavoidable parts of life no matter who you are.. But the quality of resiliency—the degree to which…

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DaVita® Stories

We Are Well Winner Jump-Starts Her Fitness with HealthyWage Challenge

My whole life I have been active, but I struggled with body issues, health concerns and my weight. But since starting with DaVita in 2016,…

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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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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

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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DaVita® Stories

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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