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Healthy for the Holidays

November 9, 2022

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to let our health take a back seat. As a result, emergency room visits and hospital admissions often increase over the holidays — and that’s not how anyone wants to spend the season! We are happy to bring you a series of tips and tools to help you stay healthy during the holidays, while still enjoying all of the festivities.

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Kidney-friendly Recipes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by trying Somatus’ new Hispanic-inspired recipes! To honor the culture and experiences of our Hispanic communities, Somatus Dietitians have designed these recipes using kidney-friendly ingredients, spices, and cooking methods.

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A Healthy Mind is as Important as a Healthy Body

September 6, 2022

Living with a chronic condition, like kidney disease, can affect more than just your kidneys. At Somatus, we recognize that mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being. That’s why our clinical experts assess both your physical and emotional health during the health screening process and develop a plan of action to help.

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Somatus’ Summertime Menu is Here

July 19, 2022

We gather more often at BBQs and cookouts with friends and family during the summertime, and it can be hard to make kidney-healthy food choices. But, not anymore! Somatus Dietitians have designed these recipes using seasonal and natural ingredients that will satisfy all your summertime cravings while keeping your kidneys happy.

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Managing Your Stress

April 6, 2022

At Somatus, our care teams surround chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with support that can help keep both the mind and body healthy. It’s important to recognize the direct impact stress can have on our mental and physical health, particularly for patients with chronic conditions, and how impactful effective stress-management techniques can be.

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World Kidney Day – Kidney Health for All

March 9, 2022

This year’s World Kidney Day theme is Kidney Health for All – Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care. Approximately 1 in 10 people worldwide have chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is estimated that 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease.

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Healthy Kidneys Are Made In The Kitchen

February 25, 2022

Kidney health and a healthy diet go hand in hand. Good nutrition is critical to keeping your kidneys healthy—particularly for those with or at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD).

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A Ray of Son Shine: How one member’s son stepped up and stepped in to aid in his mother’s kidney health journey

February 18, 2022

February 18 is National Caregivers Day — and this year, we are showing our appreciation for our members and their caregivers by sharing the inspiring story Somatus member, Phyllis, and her son, Christopher.

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Let’s Make 2022 the Year of Healthy Kidneys!

January 27, 2022

Have you set your 2022 New Year goals? Setting goals for your kidney health is the perfect way to start out the New Year. We’ve asked Donna Brouda, Somatus Registered Dietitian, for advice on how to set goals that stick!

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