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How a Healthy Diet Can Reduced the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

October 10th, 2019 by admin

Did you know that a recent study shows that healthy dietary patterns significantly reduced the risk of chronic kidney disease. A healthy diet in the study was described as patients who ate higher amounts of vegetables, fruits, chickpeas, nuts, whole grains, fish and ate lower amounts of dairy, red...

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Posted in: Education, Articles

In Memory of Diana M. Smedberg

June 14th, 2019 by admin

The family of Diana Smedberg RN, our beloved friend and caregiver, cordially invite those she loved to celebrate her life on Wednesday, June 19th at 1pm at the Elks Lodge, Tiffany Room, 440 Tiffany Street, Springfield MA. The event will allow us to share our wonderful memories of this amazing force...

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Being a Donor

December 1st, 2018 by admin

Do you know what the average wait time is for a kidney when you need a transplant? It's three to five years, depending on your blood type. Sometimes it can take as long as ten years. While living with kidney disease and kidney failure is more manageable now than ever with dialysis treatments, you can't...

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Posted in: Services, Transplants

Learning More About Your Kidneys

October 18th, 2018 by admin

Did you know? There are about 1.15 million nephrons in your body, acting as little filtering units that filter out harmful toxins. These are part of the process that protects your body and creates urine. Your kidneys reabsorb and distribute 99% of your blood volume and filter the rest to become urine....

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From Surgery to Recovery

September 29th, 2018 by admin

Nervous about going under the knife? Don't worry, you'll know you're in good hands with Kidney Care & Transplant Services of New England. You can rest assured knowing each of our surgeons is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Our surgeons are experts in not only renal surgery, but also...

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Supporting Springfield Rescue Mission with a Back to School Collection Drive

August 27th, 2018 by admin

We are excited to share that over the week of Aug 16 - 22 our staff collected back to school supplies that we donated to Springfield Rescue Mission. With short notice we were able to collect 4 huge totes full of backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, binders and more!! We know our donation...

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Posted in: Community Service

Hold the Scalpel!

July 5th, 2018 by admin

Yikes! The thought of surgery is scary! The good news is, with today’s technology, we can often figure out what is going on without it! With ultrasounds we can take a look at what you have going on inside without surgery! This technology allows us to see everything from kidney stones and blockages...

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Exercise to Reduce Hypertension

June 21st, 2018 by admin

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition. About 1 of 3 adults in America have high blood pressure. While it is a common problem it is a problem tied to many health issues such as heart disease and even kidney disease. Luckily, high blood pressure can be a manageable problem. That's...

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Understanding Your Medications

June 7th, 2018 by admin

As good as they might be for you, few people enjoy taking medications, especially long-term. Whether it’s the strange taste, unpleasant side effects, or extra costs, medications are often accompanied with a bad association. We get that you’d rather skip the whole procedure, but it’s important that...

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Fast Appointments for Dialysis Access Issues

May 31st, 2018 by admin

Our bodies are far from perfect. Oftentimes you can do everything right and still have issues that require medical intervention. The same is true for your vascular access. Issues with your dialysis access point can happen at any time and since this is literally the access to your lifeline when you’re...

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