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  • Innovating Kidney Care - Hear Juan’s Story

    1,498 views 6 months ago
    For more than 20 years, we’ve been evolving care across the entire kidney care continuum—keeping our efforts patient-centered and moving forward. DaVita is a leader in the kidney care community, spearheading innovation in dialysis to improve quality of life and accessibility of care for all kidney patients regardless of socioeconomic status, language or race.

    Learn more about DaVita’s innovation story at DaVita.com/Innovation. Show less
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  • Patient Stories Play all

    • Working and Dialysis - #WorkWithCKD - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 8,557 views
      Did you know keeping your job when you have kidney disease or start dialysis could help you feel healthier, happier and more financially secure?

      In fact, many dialysis patients continue to work a...
    • Meet Julie - A Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Who Works - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,931 views
      Julie Spreckelmeyer is a Houston resident who never thought about quitting her job when she found out she was going to have to start dialysis. Hear her inspiring story. For more information about b...
    • Kidney Disease Education - Be #KidneyAware - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 2,115 views
      Kidney disease is often called a "silent disease," because it typically shows no symptoms. If people know more about the risks of kidney disease—such as diabetes and high blood pressure—it could he...
    • Kidney Smart Classes: Debra's Story - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,736 views
      After attending a Kidney Smart class, my husband and I felt hopeful.” Debra’s husband had a major heart attack after decades of having diabetes. Once he found out his kidneys were failing, they ...
    • Kidney Smart® Classes: Eileen’s Story - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,838 views
      “Take the lead, set up the class [time] and go,” says Eileen, care partner to her father who has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Attending the class helped her grasp a better understanding about trea...
    • Tony Found Hope with Kidney Smart® Classes - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,968 views
      After a kidney disease diagnosis, Tony needed as “be smart” about managing his condition. That’s when he decided to attend a Kidney Smart class. Hear how he got help and became empowered ...
    • Working on Dialysis: Meet Hank, a DaVita Patient - Duration: 42 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 12,727 views
      “It’s my passion to help people so that they don’t end up in the position that I’m in,” says Dr. Hank Williams, a chiropractor and DaVita patient. Hear Hank’s motivating words about continuing to w...
    • Adrienne: Her Dialysis Story - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,642 views
      A diabetic crisis caused Adrienne’s kidney function to completely shut down. Knowing she needed dialysis, she weighed her treatment options to find what would fit her lifestyle. She shares her jour...
    • Treatment Options: Earl’s Advice - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,263 views
      Meet Earl, a composer, producer and professional pianist. He’s also been a DaVita dialysis patient since 2012. Fortunately, there were treatment options available to suit his busy schedule. Find ou...
    • Adrienne Finds Online Support for Her Kidney Disease - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,219 views
      With the help of DaVita.com tools, DaVita patient Adrienne has been able to plan kidney-friendly meals, check her lab results, know her immunization schedule and more. Learn how DaVita.com can help...
    • Getting Ahead of Kidney Disease: Adrienne Talks About Prevention - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,773 views
      What if you could get ahead of your kidney disease? DaVita patient Adrienne explains the importance of knowing your risk and how it could possibly prevent or slow down the progression of kidney dis...
    • Daniel: Living a Normal Life on Dialysis - Duration: 50 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,969 views
      “You can still live a good life being on dialysis,” says Daniel, father, racing enthusiast and DaVita patient. Learn how dialysis has helped Daniel remain active, be there for his family and contin...
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    • Kidney Diet Basics - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,487 views
      Understanding what you can and cannot eat when you have kidney disease is an important part of treating your condition. Get to know the basics of a kidney diet.
    • This vs That: Low-Sodium Foods - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,004 views
      Learn about low-sodium food swaps to help you maintain a kidney-friendly diet.
    • This vs That: Low-Potassium Foods - Duration: 73 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,606 views
      Which has less potassium: apple or banana? Learn about low-potassium food swaps to help you maintain a healthy kidney diet.
    • This vs That: Low-Phosphorus Foods - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,786 views
      Vanilla or chocolate—which is higher in phosphorus? See the answer and get info on other foods that are low in phosphorus.
    • 7 Foods to Limit with Late Stage Kidney Disease - Duration: 39 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,682 views
      When you are in the late stages of kidney disease, watching your diet is important. Here are 7 foods you should limit.
    • Discover DaVita Diet Helper - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 21,715 views
      Get an inside look at how the kidney diet management tool works. From planning meals and creating a shopping list to accessing dining guides, you’ll see how easy it is to use.
    • DaVita Kitchen - Duration: 7 minutes, 1 second.

      • 7 years ago
      • 54,062 views
      Modify favorite meals, lower your potassium and sodium intake and learn how to make delicious recipes for your kidney diet.

      Related articles on DaVita.com:
      Food IQ for People with Kidney Disease (...
    • Stocking a Kidney-Friendly Kitchen - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 51,454 views
      How do you stock your kitchen for the kidney diet? Learn what to have in your kitchen to make it kidney friendly.

      Related articles on DaVita.com:
      Food IQ for People with Kidney Disease (http://w...
    • Sodium and a Kidney-Friendly Kitchen - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 1,786 views
      Many people with chronic kidney disease have high blood pressure and should avoid high amounts of sodium in their diets. Get tips on alternative ingredients that are guaranteed to spice up a meal w...
    • Potassium and a Kidney-Friendly Kitchen - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 11,566 views
      What is potassium? Learn tips from a dietitian about low potassium food choices for your kidney diet.

      Related articles on DaVita.com:
      Potassium and Chronic Kidney Disease (http://www.davita.com/k...
    • How Phosphorus Binders Work - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 26,239 views
      Taken with meals, a phosphorus binder can help prevent phosphorus from being absorbed in your body. Learn what phosphorus binders do and how they fit into your kidney-friendly eating plan.

      Relate...
    • Reading Labels to Find Phosphorus - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 4,491 views
      Which foods have phosphorus? An inside look on what to watch for when choosing foods for your kidney diet.

      Related articles on DaVita.com:
      Reading Labels to Control Phosphorus in the Dialysis Di...
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    • Team Building - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,101 views
      Really great teams have two specific things in common. Hear from Chief Wisdom Officer at DaVita, Dave Hoerman.
    • Tips for Planning Community Service Projects - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 154 views
      Create ripples without skipping stones using these tips for planning a community service project with friends, family or your team! #DaVitaWay
    • Be a Better You - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 544 views
      One simple practice can help you be a better you! Try it with your friends or family.
    • Gratitude - Caregiver Honors - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 134 views
      The benefits of expressing gratitude run deep. How do you practice gratitude in your own life?
    • Go Reusable - Wisdom in a Minute(ish) - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 153 views
      Only two out of ten plastic water bottles are recycled. The other eight are placed in the wrong places like landfills and oceans. How can you help and what’s in it for you? Watch this Wisdom Minute...
    • Wisdom in a Minute(ish): Work Life Alignment - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,252 views
      Did you know there are strategies you can use today that can help you get more JOY out of life? In this Wisdom in a Minute(ish) video, we touch on the basics of work-life alignment—the art of count...
    • Wisdom In a Minute(ish) - Resiliency - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 284 views
      Stress. It seems to be one of those unavoidable parts of life no matter what, but the quality of resiliency—the degree to which one rolls with the punches or “bounce back” after a setback—may help ...
    • How’s Your Emotional Fitness? - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 198 views
      You might exercise your body every day, but how about minding your mental muscles? Mental or emotional fitness is about the ability to better adapt to any circumstance emotionally—you controlling y...
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