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Veteran Patient Overcomes His Fears with His DaVita Care Team by His Side

Hey y’all! My name is Carl Stewart and I’m a 70-year-old Air Force veteran in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have been on dialysis for five…

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Finding My Place in the Village

Coming from a small town in Alabama, I joined the Army at 25 years old and my journey of figuring out who I really was…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Today’s Kidney Diet Holiday Feast Cookbook

November is here—and so is the newest Today’s Kidney Diet Holiday Feast cookbook. Planning your holiday menu and gathering kidney-friendly recipes is sure to be…

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Kidney Diet Tips

Managing Diabetes and Kidney Diets: Mealtime Suggestions

Uncontrolled diabetes can be dangerous, especially for the kidneys. The kidneys can be damaged by high blood sugar levels. This damage is permanent and can…

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DaVita® Medical Insights

Kidney-Friendly Holiday Meal Tips to Share with Your Patients

Holidays around this time of the year tend to revolve around traditions that include food, which can pose a significant challenge for patients who are…

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CMMI Models, Part II: Increasing Home Dialysis

Those of us in the nephrology field are well aware of the serious health impacts and substantial costs of kidney disease. Now on the national…

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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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