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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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You're Getting a New Medicare Card!

May 14th, 2018 by admin

You're getting a new Medicare card! Cards will be mailed between April 2018 – April 2019 You asked, and Medicare listened. You're getting a new Medicare card! Between April 2018 and April 2019, we'll be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each...

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How To Keep Comfy During Dialysis

May 11th, 2018 by admin

At our Vascular Access Center here at Kidney Care and Transplant Services we’re going to have an amazing team working together to ensure your access or “lifeline” is completely ready for when you begin hemodialysis. While we can handle the technical side of preparing you for your first hemodialysis...

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You’re getting a new Medicare card!

May 8th, 2018 by admin

Cards will be mailed between April 2018 – April 2019 You asked, and we listened. You’re getting a new Medicare card! Between April 2018 and April 2019, we’ll be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your information more secure and...

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An Excellent Team to Guide You

March 29th, 2018 by admin

Learning that you or a loved one needs to begin dialysis can be a scary and confusing time. Why did this happen? How will this affect my, or their, quality of life? What even is dialysis? First off, the need for dialysis comes about when a person's kidneys cease to function normally and...

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March Education...Too Much Sodium?

March 20th, 2018 by admin

Are you consuming too much sodium in your diet? Odds are...yes. Too much sodium can wreak havoc on your body; excess bloat, higher blood pressure (creating a burden on your heart),increased risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease. Take a look at how some simple...

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The Life-saving Nine-way Kidney Transplant

February 19th, 2018 by admin

Sometimes there are days where you're reminded of the good that a few people can bring about. When a patient needed a kidney transplant and his brother offered, it started a process that ended in nine different people across the country receiving kidneys through the National Kidney Registry....

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Posted in: About, Transplants

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

January 18th, 2018 by admin

While many people are aware of the connection between high blood pressure and heart problems, the relationship between long-term high blood pressure (hypertension) and kidney disease is less known. In fact, hypertension is one of the most common causes of kidney disease in the United States! That means...

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