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DaVita Emergency Management

Hurricane Florence Updates and Open Centers

In advance of Hurricane Florence we have activated the DaVita emergency response plan in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In the coming days, our national emergency response…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Comparing Kidney Diets: Peritoneal Dialysis vs. Hemodialysis

In any situation, there are pros and cons when deciding between two options. Making the decision for which form of dialysis to treat end stage…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Why are Calcimimetics Prescribed for Kidney Patients?

Calcimimetics are prescribed to treat a condition called secondary hyperparathyroidism (hyper-para-thyroid-ism). In this condition the parathyroid glands are overactive. Kidney failure often causes the parathyroid glands…

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DaVita® Medical Insights

Podcast: Mental Health in End Stage Renal Disease Patients: Challenges and Solutions

Mental health diagnoses—such as depression, anxiety, dementia and substance abuse disorders—can significantly affect patients with end stage renal disease. Listen to this podcast, in which…

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DaVita® Medical Insights

Dialysis Care Nonadherence: Contributing Factors and Integrated Care Solutions

Poor adherence to treatment plans is problematic no matter who the patient or what the condition, and it has substantial medical, social and economic consequences….

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DaVita® Stories

DaVita Teammate Shows Bravery During Devastating California Fire

Editor’s note: Becoming the sixth most destructive fire in California history, the Carr Fire ravaged the state’s Shasta and Trinity Counties this summer. The fire destroyed at…

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DaVita® Stories

We Are Celebrating Our 18,000+ Nurses During Nephrology Nurses Week

 It’s Nephrology Nurses Week and teammates at DaVita are sending a collective shout out to our more than 18,000 nurses. Nephrology Nurses Week was designed…

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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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DaVita Emergency Management

Hurricane Florence Updates and Open Centers

In advance of Hurricane Florence we have activated the DaVita emergency response plan in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In the coming days, our national emergency response…

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