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Your resource for kidney disease information.

A Healthy Mind is as Important as a Healthy Body

May 3, 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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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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