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What Are the Benefits of Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis is the process of cleaning impurities out of your blood when your kidneys can no longer do it effectively. This process is often used to treat advanced kidney failure, which helps those with failing kidneys to continue to live an active lifestyle. Differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis Hemodialysis uses a dialysis machine and a […]

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Why it’s Important to Have Healthy Kidneys

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. It’s important to keep these organs healthy because they are responsible for keeping the rest of your body, especially your blood, healthy. What do kidneys do? Keeping your kidneys healthy helps keep the rest […]

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Vascular Access Management

A well-functioning vascular access is essential for performing effective hemodialysis. Hemodialysis, or kidney dialysis, is a blood purification procedure. A person with end-stage kidney disease relies on dialysis to mechanically remove fluids, electrolytes and waste products from their blood. Nearly 500,000 people in the United States depend on dialysis to keep their blood free of […]

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Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 31 million adults and is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Kidney disease means the kidneys are damaged and can no longer filter blood effectively. This causes a build up of waste in the body, and storing excess waste can have a negative cascading effect on […]

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How Does Dialysis Treatment Work?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with kidney disease, you probably have a lot of questions, concerns and worry. While being told you have kidney disease is never welcome news, dialysis is a treatment that can help. Dialysis replaces the many vital functions of the kidneys and restores your blood to […]

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Earn a Bike Event

  On March 26th, the team at South Texas Renal Care Group partnered with North Park Subaru to sponsor the Siclovia “Earn-a-Bike” program that awarded deserving youth from lower income neighborhoods the opportunity to earn a brand new bicycle. Attendees participated in a three-step process that empowered and promoted safe cycling and a healthy lifestyle. […]

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National Kidney Month: Your Kidneys 101

March is National Kidney Month, so it’s the perfect opportunity to spread awareness about kidney disease and prevention methods so you can keep your kidneys doing what they do best. What do kidneys do? Most people have two kidneys, although one is generally more than enough to keep your blood clean and chemically balanced. These […]

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Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Kidneys do a lot every day to help keep your body functioning properly. If they are doing their job well, they often go unnoticed. However, it’s important to keep them healthy so they can continue keeping you well. The kidney’s primary functions are to extract waste from your blood, balance bodily fluids, form urine and […]

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National Donor Day: How Kidney Donation Works

Celebrate National Donor Day (February 14th) and give hope to people suffering from kidney failure. Almost everyone is born with two kidneys, but did you know we really only need one? One kidney is more than sufficient to handle the load of your body, so donating to someone in need will not affect your overall […]

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Are You Passing a Kidney Stone?

You may have heard stories of what it’s like to pass a kidney stone. You may be surprised to learn that some people can pass a stone by taking pain medication and drinking lots of water. But if stones get stuck in the urinary tract, painful complications can arise and require more invasive (but effective) […]