15Dec, 2016

Top holiday meal choices for those with End Stage Renal Disease

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You may not know that the average Thanksgiving or Christmas meal has over 2000 calories. This is more than what you would consume with regular meals over an entire day. This may not be a problem for most people, but it is for those with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). If you are a patient with ESRD, you need to be very careful about what you eat not just on a regular basis, but also and especially during the holidays. For those with ESRD, you need to consume foods with […]

7Nov, 2016

Use of Home Health Services to Decrease Patient Re-Hospitalizations

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Home health care is becoming increasingly more important for  patients suffering from different diseases. Some of these include seniors and/or patients with chronic illnesses such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The numbers speak for themselves…One in three Americans is currently at risk for developing kidney disease…26 million American adults have kidney disease and don’t know it…10% of the population worldwide suffers from CKD and millions die each year because they do not have access to affordable medical treatment. This is where home health services like DirectMed can help. With a […]