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Planning Holiday Meals: Sodium and Potassium Tips

The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and the holidays are here. Holiday meals and seasonal feasts with endless amounts of delicious food, drinks and…

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Kidney Diet Tips

A Gift from the Heart: Homemade Seasoning Blends

Looking for a homemade-holiday gift to give your loved one with chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Consider salt-free herb and spice seasoning blends. These tasty spice…

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Yonkers Centers Join Together for a Holiday Food Drive

I grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle and signed my first contract with the Army at seventeen years old. Now I…

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The Reason for the Season: Gratitude

Around the holiday season, many people take time to reconnect with friends and family, and reflect on what they are most grateful for in their…

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Educating Patients about Transitioning from In-Center to Home Dialysis

Each year, approximately 100,000 patients face choosing a dialysis modality as they transition from CKD to ESKD. In 2016, 87.3% of incident patients (< 3…

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CMMI Models, Part III: Increasing Transplants

The recently launched Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH) initiative aims to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and prevent the growth of end stage…

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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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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 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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