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Dialysis Patients & Emergency or Urgent Care

If you have a life-threatening illness call 911. If you suspect that your illness is serious and related to your kidney health, call 911 or go to the emergency room at your dialysis hospital. Always tell the health-care team: that you have kidney disease, you are a dialysis patient and what type of dialysis you…
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Baby Steps to Big Gains – How an Exercise Class for People with Kidney Disease is Changing Lives

For almost three years Gordon Thurston has been receiving dialysis three times a week. Before his kidneys failed, exercise was never a priority but when he heard about an exercise class for dialysis patients, he decided to try it. “This Lean Keen Kidney Machine program – it’s helped me a lot.” Thurston says he has…
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Barry Marks 25 Years on Hemodialysis

Sitting in a Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH) hemodialysis unit, Barry Kiriluk receives his routine dialysis treatment. Today marks 25 years of being on hemodialysis for the born-and-raised Winnipegger. Kiriluk started emergency hemodialysis at St. Boniface Hospital back in 1992. He had a failed attempt at peritoneal dialysis and also a failed transplant. He says…
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From Sick to Fit – How One Dialysis Nurse Turned His Health Around

Meet your MRP: Jaynor Kahal, RN, SOGH Dialysis Jaynor Kahal was working as a nurse in a Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH) dialysis unit when he started to feel dizzy and unwell. He asked a coworker to take his blood pressure and discovered his numbers were sky high. He was admitted to emergency where he…
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Fall Kidney Disease Exercise Class

The fall session of Lean Keen Kidney Machines is coming up. This is a great way to meet new people and start incorporating more fitness into your life. You will also have access to a fitness professional to help you learn about exercising while living with kidney disease. Sessions start at the end of September….
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Way Back When…… (Throwback Thursday #tbt)

Check out this image from back in 1975 when a self-care dialysis unit was opened at Winnipeg General Hospital. The unit was located on Bannatyne and trained patients to do their own treatments. Manitoba has offered dialysis services since the 1960s.

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