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The Kidney Citizen is a quarterly informational magazine that provides articles, Q & A’s, dedicated topic supplements and patient profiles.
The Kidney Citizen Issue 16
Telehealth with a Behavior Health Professional, Navigating a Renal Diet, Anemia, and more!
Building Legacy Through Advocacy
By Yolonda Brisbane, DPC Grassroots Manager As the Grassroots Manager for Dialysis Patients Citizens (DPC) Yolonda recruits and coaches new DPC patient advocates, helps plan and execute our Annual Advocacy Day, and hosts Patient Ambassador training calls. She [...]
Supreme Court Erases Kidney Patients’ Insurance Protections
By Megan Hashbarger, DPC Vice President of Government Relations and Jackson Williams, DPC Vice President of Public Policy A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has nullified the law that protects dialysis patients from discrimination by insurers, threatening [...]
The Social Worker – Patient Relationship: One Social Worker’s Reflections
By Jean Carosella, LCSW In April 2021, I retired from dialysis social work after working in the same clinic for almost 44 years. I had actually planned to retire a year earlier but the pandemic played a major [...]
Anemia in People with Chronic Kidney Disease
By Jay Wish, MD Anemia is defined as a lower-than-normal level of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all tissues and allows those tissues to carry on their [...]
Navigating a Renal Diet: Decoding the Mystery
By Fanny Sung Whelan, MS, RDN, LDN How to navigate a renal diet based on your kidneys’ needs No matter what stage of kidney disease you’re in, all of the different diet recommendations can cause your head to [...]
Conquering Dialysis Fatigue
By Patricia McCarley, RN, MSN, ACNP and Felicia Speed, PhD, LMSW Patients on dialysis may complain of an intense feeling of tiredness or fatigue with 60-97% of patients finding it as important a health outcome as [...]