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Cruise Against the Clock

Looking back to when I was 23-years-old, I could’ve never imagined the journey that brought me here. At 23, I was pregnant with my first…

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Together We Have Strength

Starting a new job is stressful, but starting a new job in a different part of health care was a kind of stress that I…

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DaVita® Medical Insights
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How to Help Dialysis Patients Avoid Hospitalizations during Flu Season

Due to a weakened immune system, end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients on dialysis are at higher risk for pneumonia and other conditions that require…

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Evaluating In-Center Hemodialysis (ICHD) Patients for Home Dialysis

Patient non-adherence to the dialysis schedule or prescribed medication is a common challenge for clinicians serving hemodialysis (HD) patients and has been associated with significant…

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Kidney Diet Tips
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Be Heart Healthy on Valentine’s Day

One of the most well-known holiday’s in the month of February is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day typically observed to show your significant others, family…

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Kidney Diet Tips
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Changing to a Plant-Based Diet

The term “plant-based” eating does not yet have a strict definition and may cause confusion among health-focused consumers. In fact, there are many other terms…

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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

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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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

DaVita Teammate Receives Life-Changing News from DNA Test

In January of 2008, I spent two weeks on a mission trip in Africa. While I was there, I asked a lot of locals what…

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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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