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Kidney failure symptoms and treatment

Exploring Protein Energy Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease

Protein Energy Wasting (or PEW) is an incredibly common issue for individuals who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). When PEW goes undiagnosed or is simply not treated properly severe issues can occur…Read More

Is Irregularity Normal for an Aging Adult?

Doris is a 69 year old woman who lives in an assisted living facility and has recently had problems with “irregularity”, her polite word for constipation. She thought it was a symptom of aging, but… Read More

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September is Hunger Action Month

Focus on Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a serious condition in which RDNs play a vital role in diagnosing and treating. Learn more about malnutrition, how to increase awareness of the severity of malnutrition in our country, and learn about…Read More

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework & Adoption

We’ve waited a long time for a standardized framework for foods and liquids for our patients with dysphagia, and it’s finally here! Now is the time to start adopting the new framework in your organization.…Read More

Are You on Board With the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)?

Are You on Board With the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)?

It's 2022. Has your facility transitioned to IDDSI? May 2019 was the official launch of the IDDSI initiative by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Fast forward 8 months to early 2020 and we were…Read More

COVID-19 booster shot

December Update on COVID-19

Roughly 195 million Americans have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, bringing the percentage of vaccinated Americans up to 59.2%. With the winter approaching and booster shots becoming readily available, it’s important to keep your patients…Read More

COVID-19 Delta Variant

November 2021 COVID-19 Updates

Over 4 million people have lost their lives to COVID-19 to date. As cases continue to rise due to the DELTA variant, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities continue to be impacted, but not…Read More

Stop pressure injuries.

Worldwide Pressure Injury Day

Whether you’re directly consulting with patients at risk for pressure injuries or advising a client on proper prevention and treatment methods, taking the time to learn more about the link between pressure injuries and nutrition…Read More

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Enjoy Safer, Healthier Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and it’s of course a time for gathering with friends and family. But we can’t ignore the continued presence of COVID-19 and what that means for gatherings this year. It…Read More

Be an Inspiration for Positive Change During National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. According to the CDC about 1 in 3 Americans (approximately 88 million people) have pre-diabetes. Now is the time for…Read More

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Celebrating Older Adults—Just Because!

In the midst of all that’s going on around the world, we’re still seeing stories pop up about happy, healthy older adults who are making the best of their lives no matter the circumstances. These…Read More

How to spot a stroke

Find Your Role in Stroke Prevention in Honor of World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is an initiative that seeks to educate the general public on strokes and currently available preventative techniques and guidelines. Experts are branding current world stroke incidence as an epidemic since 25% of…Read More