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What is Nephrology?

Date: 8/29/2019

Nephrology is a part of the medical field that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. The kidneys filter and separate toxins, mineral salts, urea, and other waste products from the blood.

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

Date: 11/14/2018

Did you know that one in ten people will have a kidney stone over the course of a lifetime? Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the country. Those in the know believe that some major misconceptions may be the culprit.

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For Those Newly Diagnosed with CKD Here's What You Need to Know

Date: 8/31/2017

Your kidney numbers include 2 tests: ACR (Albumin to Creatinine Ratio) and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). GFR is a measure of kidney function and is performed through a blood test.

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Choosing A Treatment For Kidney Failure

Date: 8/31/2017

Healthy kidneys do many important jobs. They keep your whole body in balance. They remove waste products and extra water from your body, help make red blood cells, and help control blood pressure.

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5 Signs Your Kidney or Heart Could be in Trouble

Date: 2/15/2017

Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause damage to both the heart and kidneys. If you have heart disease, it is likely that you have kidney disease and vice-versa. Many people don’t experience severe symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, but there are some warning signs. Could you be ignoring them?

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Portage Dialysis Center: Making Dialysis Patients Feel Right At Home

Date: 2/13/2017

American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of their Portage Dialysis Center in late 2016. Since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana.

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Eating Right for Kidney Health

Date: 12/29/2016

What you eat and drink can help slow down chronic kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat healthier.

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NWI Nephrology Making Patients’ Life Easier with Home Dialysis

Date: 11/16/2016

Rick Steinhilber of Hebron is a patient at Northwest Indiana Nephrology who up until around four months ago was travelling to dialysis centers around Northwest Indiana for his treatments. Steinhilber would drive to Centers in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Portage and Chesterton for treatment just to break up the monotony of travelling to the same place multiple times every week.

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American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. Opens Its 200th Dialysis Clinic

Date: 7/13/2016

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA), a leading national provider of outpatient dialysis services, announced the opening of its 200th dialysis clinic in Schererville, Indiana.

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NWI Nephrology Welcomes Dr. Gaurav Agarwal to the Team

Date: 7/6/2016

Northwest Indiana Nephrology is devoted to the highest quality study and care of the kidneys, and the major organs functions, diseases and treatments. Recently joining the NWI Nephrology team is Gaurav Agarwal.

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