The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is a special time that you may want to focus on giving back.  Below are a few ideas of ways to celebrate the Gift of Giving.  Did you know that giving helps people in your community?  Whether you decide to make a monetary donation or volunteer your time, giving helps people in your … Continued

Medical Nutrition Therapy & Chronic Kidney Disease

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  MNT helps to treat and slow down chronic kidney disease (CKD). An MNT session includes your health problems, lab tests, medicines, and personal food choices.  Some MNT goals are to: Improve blood pressure Keep protein intake at a safe level Help control blood … Continued

Emotional Health & Wellness

Have you ever gone to your doctor for either the first time or for a follow-up visit and received some news that was either surprising or worse than you had expected? Your reaction might have been one of frustration and irritation. Why did this happen to me? What is going to become of me and my family?  … Continued

A Kidney-Friendly Menu for Outdoor Summer Fun!

Grilled Chicken Corn on the Cob Summer Greens (with cabbage, carrots, radishes & homemade dressing) Bowtie Pasta Salad (with purple onion & diced bell pepper) Chilled Fresh Fruit Mix (with grapes & berries) Old-Fashioned Lemonade When you prepare a meal for family and friends, you want it to be tasty and look great! But what … Continued

Men and Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects an estimated 30 million Americans. This is 1 out of every 7 adults. Are you at risk for chronic kidney disease?  Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems increase your risk for chronic kidney disease. Ask your doctor if you need to be tested. Most men will not have symptoms in … Continued

Women and Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects an estimated 30 million Americans. This is 1 out of every 7 adults. Did you know that more women are being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? The diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in women is on the rise. It is the eighth leading cause of death in women. Research has … Continued

April is National Donate Life Month

Be An Organ Donor Many people who need transplants of organs and tissues cannot get them because of a shortage of donations. Of the 113,000+ Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, approximately 93,000 need a kidney. In 2018, there were 21,167 kidney transplantations performed. The average waiting time for a … Continued