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Heart Month

The term heart disease covers a range of conditions that affect the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Our kidneys and our cardiovascular systems are closely linked. Kidneys rely on the heart to pump blood properly, so the kidneys can clean the blood and get rid of things our bodies don’t need like extra…
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What to Know About Missing Dialysis Treatments

Weather can be a challenge when it comes to making it to a dialysis treatment. If weather prevents a patient from making it to a treatment, their care team implements a plan to manage and monitor their health until they can receive a treatment and additional follow up care.

Tender for New Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre

Plans for a new 22-bed dialysis unit at Health Sciences Centre are moving forward. The Manitoba Government announced the project today as the tender process begins.

Manitoba has the Highest Rates of Kidney Disease in Canada

Newly released national data shows Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The December 2018 Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) report outlines the state of organ transplants and kidney failure in Canada. The 2018 report features data from 2008 to 2017 but excludes Quebec data…
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Brandon Expands Dialysis Services

Brandon Regional Health Centre announced the expansion of its dialysis services on December 17. Alongside its hemodialysis unit, the centre will now offer home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis training and support for patients in the region. Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen helped announce the new programs. “Right now, people have to travel or temporarily…
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Recipe: Easy Chicken Souvlaki

A version of this classic dish that is designed for people living with kidney disease. This recipe makes four to six servings. Ingredients 8 chicken thighs (skin and visible fat removed) 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. lemon juice ¼ cup white wine ½ tsp. onion powder ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. dried basil…
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