Enjoy Your Life!

2024-02-08T09:57:40-05:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Dialysis, eNews, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Physical Health, Quality of Life, Staying Healthy, Stress Management|

Dialysis does not mean the end of your life! You are still able to perform many of the tasks that you did prior to dialysis but patience and planning are necessary. Please read the following tips provided by Fresenius Medical Care (www.freseniusmedicalcare.com). Talking to the staff at the dialysis centers. Writing down questions ahead of time and inform family members about changes in treatment. Finding out as much as possible about the illness through a National Kidney Association or Society, local or national support groups, written materials, and educational classes. Staying involved in the pleasures, activities, and responsibilities of daily living. [...]

DPC Education Center 2023 Review and 2024 Preview

2024-01-11T15:32:50-05:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: About DPC Ed Center, eNews, Patient Support Group, Quality of Life, Resources, Staying Healthy, The Kidney Citizen, Treatment|

GREETINGS! This past year was an exciting one for the Education Center. We ramped up our social media platforms, allowing more direct exposure and interaction with our audience, including monthly LIVEs on Instagram and Facebook. Dr. Velma Scantlebury, our medical consultant, was available on Instagram every first Wednesday and on Facebook every third Wednesday—both occurred at 12:30 pm. Our support group, the Kidney Chat, was the second Tuesday of each month by telephone. Nephrologists, nutritionists, and social workers (just to name a few) were guests on the call, and shared important information and resources with patients. We also published an informative [...]

Recipe of the Month: Baked Apples with Crumble Topping

2023-12-12T12:30:36-05:00December 1st, 2023|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipe of the Month, Recipes, Staying Healthy|

Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. It’s December, which means the festive season is in full swing. Whether you’re hosting friends and family or you’ve been tasked with brining dessert to a party, you can’t go wrong with our recipe of the month: Baked Apples with Crumble Topping. Recipe developed by The KidneyRD Team Ingredients Makes 4 servings 3 tablespoons coconut oil (cold and firm) 2 tablespoons all purpose flour [...]

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Red Pepper Kidney Friendly Soup

2023-11-09T09:16:10-05:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipe of the Month, Recipes, Staying Healthy|

Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. With Thanksgiving coming up, you might be starting to plan out a menu for the big meal. November’s recipe of the month is a perfect appetizer that will please everyone at the table: Roasted Red Pepper Kidney Friendly Soup. Recipe developed by Clarissa Paimanta, RD Ingredients Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 1/2 cups sliced [...]

Recipe of the Month: Kidney Friendly Pumpkin-Free Pumpkin Pie

2023-10-11T09:40:47-04:00October 1st, 2023|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipe of the Month, Recipes, Staying Healthy|

Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. October means all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, so get into that warm and cozy feeling with: Kidney Friendly Pumpkin-Free Pumpkin Pie. Recipe developed by Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT Ingredients Makes 8 servings 2 3/4 cups pureed spaghetti squash the squash can be prepared up to 2 days and stored until it's ready to be used 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 [...]

How does my loved one qualify to become a Living Kidney Donor?

2023-10-11T09:31:18-04:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: eNews, Kidney Transplant, Treatment|

By V. Scantlebury, MD, FACS If someone you know is thinking about becoming a living donor, then they obviously want to help save a life or drastically improve the quality of life for the person they care about. This is one of the most obvious benefits to living donation. So, what is the criteria to become a living kidney donor? Most of all, you must be at least 18 years of age and have two functioning kidneys. Potential donors must also be in good health, and this is determined by the transplant center’s medical workup. Each transplant center’s criteria may be [...]

Recipe of the Month: Creamy Spinach Couscous Risotto

2023-09-08T12:46:49-04:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: eNews, Nutrition, Recipe of the Month, Recipes, Staying Healthy|

Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. September means we are starting to move into fall and craving cozier meals as the evenings start to get a little chilly. This month’s recipe makes for a perfect fall dinner: Creamy Spinach Couscous Risotto. Recipe developed by Clarissa Paimanta, RD. Ingredients Makes 2 servings 2 tbsp olive oil ½ yellow onion, chopped finely 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup pearl couscous 2 tbsp pesto [...]

Why do I need my Parathyroid glands removed?

2023-09-08T12:42:34-04:00August 22nd, 2023|Categories: Dialysis, eNews, Physical Health, Staying Healthy|

By V. Scantlebury, MD, FACS Chronic kidney disease is associated with phosphate retention due to a decrease in the ability of the kidneys to filter phosphate, especially as your kidney function falls below 25 ml/min. Once you start renal replacement therapy, there is an accumulation of phosphorus that is not removed by dialysis treatments. This occurs because of both decreased filtration and decreased excretion of phosphate in various areas of the kidney. High phosphate levels are a stimulus for hyperparathyroidism: the over secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from the glands. There are usually four parathyroid glands located in the neck, all [...]

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