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  • Eating Right: Parsnip Heaven
    I must admit, I was an adult before I tasted parsnips. When I finally tasted my first parsnip, I was amazed! I have been growing them in my garden ever since. Below are some low-salt ways to introduce these wonderful vegetables to your family. ...More
    January 8, 2014 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Eating Right: Winter Greens
    With the aid of my flashlight the other day, I found treasure in my garden—Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, kale, spinach, beets (and their greens) and parsnips. Better than pirate’s booty! ...More
    December 11, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Save a Transplant by Regulating Hypertension
    Poor blood pressure control in renal transplant patients is a challenge for transplant clinics around the world. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to complications for transplant patients and eventually to loss of the transplanted graft. ...More
    December 11, 2013 Posted in Articles, Business, Clinical & Pharma, Practice Management
  • Homemade Gifts Infused With Flavor
    There is something so special about a homemade gift. It tells recipients you care enough to spend the most precious gift—your time—on them. You can make tasty, healthy gifts easily from ingredients you already have at home. Homemade food gifts will not only save you time ...More
    December 3, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Building a Strong Culture of Safety in Dialysis
    The treatments, regulations, and safety concerns surrounding end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are changing at an overwhelming pace and although difficult to keep up with, it is safe to say that safety always has been a footing for quality care. ...More
    December 2, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • Cranberries for Winter
    It's cranberry time! These beautiful red gems are filled with protective nutrients and antioxidants. They can help against urinary tract infections and may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases. ...More
    November 20, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Shad Ireland Aims to Qualify for Ironman World Championship
    The summer of 2014 will be momentous for 41-year-old Shad Ireland, the first and only dialysis patient to complete an Ironman triathlon. ...More
    November 6, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Eating Right: Let's Talk Turkey
    As Thanksgiving approaches, let’s talk a little turkey. Turkey is usually the centerpiece of Thanksgiving tables. It is relatively inexpensive protein and a great supplier of leftovers. But how healthy is it? ...More
    November 4, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • How Safe am I in Your Hands?
    Although hygiene is quite relevant to dialysis patients, I am keenly aware of a broader perspective on patient care. Currently, my husband and I are immersed in medical services with his fate being held in the hands of his health care workers. My more than 25 years of ...More
    October 29, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Eating Right: An Apple a Day
    An apple a day really helps keep the doctor away. Apples are good sources of natural fibers that can lower cholesterol and keep you regular. They are also low in sodium and low in calories, which makes them great for the kidneys, heart and waistline. ...More
    October 21, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
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