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2023-09-06 Instagram Live – Kidney Q&A

2024-03-28T20:57:16-04:00September 6th, 2023|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

IG Live – September 6th: Join DPC Education Center’s healthcare consultant, Dr. Velma Scantlebury, as she answers patients’ kidney questions on the latest episode of the podcast. Find out what happens if a living kidney donor needs a kidney later in life and what your doctor means if they say you have a "sleep kidney". If the upcoming fall has you wondering what you should do for vaccinations, including the new COVID-19 booster, tune in to hear Dr. Scantlebury provide some advice for vaccine scheduling. Additionally, she touches on the importance of caretaker or family vaccines when living a kidney patient, as [...]

Flu Risk Still High, Take Steps to Be Protected

2024-03-28T21:00:22-04:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: eNews, Immunizations|

Flu season doesn’t officially end until May, and typically we see the flu “peak” around this time. However, this year the virus is especially harmful and active with cases still increasing. If you haven’t already received a flu vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you still get immunized to decrease your chances of becoming infected with this year’s virus.  As kidney disease patients, you are especially susceptible to catching the flu. It is important to take precautionary steps to prevent infection. Learn more about this year’s virus and information on the vaccine by visiting the CDC’s flu hub: www.cdc.gov/flu People [...]

Tips for Taking Medication

2024-03-28T21:00:23-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Medication|

An important part of treatment is taking your medication daily and as required. Even though you might not feel any difference from skipping a medication, it will still affect your body and may create additional long-term problems. Understanding kidney disease, why you are taking each medication and what the medication does will keep you motivated to follow your medication schedule. In addition to your medical team, the pharmacist who fills your prescriptions will be able to help you understand your medications, when to take them, and can provide reminder tips. The pharmacist may also be able to tell you which foods [...]

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