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Oct 22, 2020
DaVita teammates and Fly-In participants shared their insights on advocating for kidney care patients in Washington.
Sep 15, 2020
Nephrology Nurses: A Lifeline for Patients & the Kidney Care Sector
Jul 24, 2020
A common myth among end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients is that they cannot exercise due to their dialysis treatment. The reality is that most dialysis patients can enjoy some level of exercise with guidance from their physician. Emerging research has shown that regular exercise among ESKD patients promotes a healthier lifestyle and can improve quality of life.
Jul 14, 2020
From stay at home order to temporary business closures, COVID-19 forced separation among communities all over the country, and yet people sought out unique ways to come together and honor life’s important milestones. Whether it was a socially distanced birthday parade or a virtual graduation, family and friends found ways to support one another when it counted. That was the case for Lloyd and Florence Smee on their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Jul 6, 2020
Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics are being scaled to segment patients into several different areas, including risk for CKD progression and eventual need for dialysis. These models are used to develop effective and efficient integrated care delivery systems. Incorporating this technology into care delivery will be essential to helping reduce CKD rates and slow disease progression.
Jun 14, 2020
For those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), moving to a plant-based, kidney-friendly diet may be beneficial. When you eat plant-based, you don’t have to cut out all animal products.
Jun 9, 2020
Time wasn’t necessarily on Melissa Flores’ side in August of 2019. At that time, Flores was on the waiting list for a second kidney transplant.
Jun 3, 2020
Sally Hernandez recommends people speak to their care team and nephrologist about kidney transplant as a treatment option for kidney failure.
May 26, 2020
People with end stage kidney disease receive life-sustaining dialysis treatment three times per week. Any missed appointments, lack of access to clean water or missing medications could endanger their health. That’s why having a highly-coordinated disaster management plan is critical.
May 18, 2020
The world is facing an unprecedented time. As COVID-19 evolves, it may seem like how we are supposed to respond to the virus changes by the hour. Health care providers are picking up on stress and fear from patients.