COVID-19: Dialysis Center Precautions

COVID-19: Dialysis Center Precautions

Dialysis is a lifeline for the approximately 726,000 people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Staying at home is not always an option for the vast majority who receive treatment at one of the 5,000 private dialysis centers across the country. Dialysis centers are working to ensure continued and safe access to treatment for patients […]

COVID-19: Behavioral-medical Recommendations for Kidney Disease Patients on Maintaining Emotional WellBeing

COVID-19: Behavioral-medical Recommendations for Kidney Disease Patients on Maintaining Emotional WellBeing

Behavioral-medical integration expert and clinical psychologist Tom Warnes, Ph.D., offers recommendations on maintaining emotional and physical wellbeing. The COVID-19 outbreak has everyone on edge. Fear of contracting the virus runs high, particularly among the most vulnerable, such as people living with kidney disease. Their compromised immune systems not only make them more susceptible to the […]

COVID-19: National Kidney Foundation’s Dr. Vassalotti Outlines Steps Kidney Disease Patients Can Take to Stay Healthy

COVID-19: National Kidney Foundation’s Dr. Vassalotti Outlines Steps Kidney Disease Patients Can Take to Stay Healthy

For people living with kidney disease, preventing COVID-19 takes more than adhering to the CDC guidelines. And while more data and information about COVID-19 and its effect on kidney disease patients is being gathered, the severity with which this pandemic virus affects this population, specifically dialysis and transplant patients, cannot be overstated. Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, […]