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    3 simple lessons we’ve learned from our patients about living with kidney disease

    By Andrew Schutzbank, Chief Product Officer at Cricket Health As a pioneer in innovative kidney care, Cricket Health is on a mission to fundamentally change what a kidney disease diagnosis means for patients and their nephrologists.  In the year-and-a-half since I joined the Cricket Health team, I’ve heard from providers and patients about how we… continued
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    CKCC Questions Answered: An interview with Drs. Carmen A. Peralta and Neil Marwah 

    The Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting (CKCC) payment models were designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to offer strong financial incentives to nephrologists who deliver value-based care to people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4 and 5 and end stage renal disease (ESRD). The models aim to support providers in delivering… continued
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    Recipe: Cauliflower and Black Bean Burritos

    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil1 bag frozen cauliflower rice1/2 onion — diced1 bell pepper, any color — diced1 tbsp cumin1 tbsp garlic powder or minced fresh garlic1 can low-sodium black beans, rinsedWhole wheat tortillas (look for a low-sodium, whole-grain option)1/2 cup shredded cheese (look for a low-sodium option)1 tbsp smoked paprika Heat 2 tbsp of… continued
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    National Kidney Month 2022

    March is National Kidney Month! Cricket Health is excited to help spread awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD) for the 37 million Americans who live with it every day. Many of those with CKD don't even know they have it. Cricket Health wants to spend this month (and every month!) spreading awareness and education about… continued
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    Meet the Cricket Health clinical team

    https://vimeo.com/595429268 Did you know that every Cricket Health patient gets a dedicated clinical team? You get unlimited access to a nurse, pharmacist, registered dietitian, social worker, and peer mentor, via phone or online. They provide the right support you need between doctor's visits, and you can decide how often you want to reach out. Your… continued
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    Sandra’s Story: Taking Control of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

    Even with 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, Sandra was not prepared for her own diagnosis with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her experience is not uncommon —  about 90 percent of people with kidney disease do not know they are living with the condition. Since her diagnosis was a shock, she felt overwhelmed… continued
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    Chronic Kidney Disease – Causes, Risk and Prevention

    One in three adults in the United States are at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most of them don’t know it. Find out if you’re one of them.  CKD can be hard to recognize for a few reasons.  It’s often caused by certain health conditions and it doesn’t usually show any obvious signs… continued
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    Cricket Health prioritizes patient mental health

    Each year, May marks Mental Health Awareness month. At Cricket Health, we understand that mental health plays a critical role for people managing kidney disease. We created MyCricket™ to connect people with kidney disease with peer support and educational resources, as well as an interdisciplinary care team, including nurse practitioners, nurses, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, and… continued
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    Meeting people with kidney disease where and when they are

    By Andrew Schutzbank MD, Chief Product Officer, Cricket Health Much has been said of the great burden of chronic disease on one’s life and our society.  However, one often overlooked aspect is the daily struggle of chronic disease--forming the new daily habits needed to continuously treat it. While working on the Cardiology service at the… continued
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    Reflecting on the importance of peer support for kidney disease patients

    By Andrew Schutzbank MD, MPH Recently, the National Kidney Foundation announced the launch of a national registry for patients at all stages of kidney disease, called the NKF Patient Network. This platform will allow kidney patients to connect with others who share the disease and provide access to a slew of educational resources to help… continued
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    Skip the ham for your spring holiday brunch or dinner

    For holiday meals, don’t be afraid to go with a nontraditional menu. Remember, not everyone has to be concerned about potassium and phosphorus, but here are a few suggestions for anyone trying to keep an eye on these minerals for their kidney health, as well as trying to keep sodium lower. Kidney healthy alternatives for… continued
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    You’ve got this. Simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help slow the progression of kidney disease

    The two leading conditions associated with kidney disease are high blood pressure (hypertension) and poorly controlled blood sugar levels (diabetes). We’ve provided some general guidelines below, but it’s important to consult with your nephrologist and renal dietitian for any extra diet restrictions based on your personal health profile and nutrition plan. Stick to a low-salt… continued
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    With 37 million people affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), National Kidney Month is getting more attention than ever

    This March at Cricket Health, we’re joining communities across the country in an effort to raise awareness for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and promote kidney health. We want people to understand the critical role we play in supporting people with guidance and support to deliver the best possible kidney care. We’re an online care program… continued