Monthly Archives: January 2016

Facts on Potassium

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What is Potassium? Potassium is a mineral found in foods. Potassium has many functions in the body, including muscle contractions and heart rhythms. Healthy kidneys control potassium levels in the blood. Unhealthy kidneys and some blood pressure or diuretic medications can affect potassium levels. Low potassium can cause weakness. High potassium can cause weakness as…
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Facts on Sodium

(Printable Handout) Please note this info is primarily for people with late stage kidney disease or those using dialysis. What is sodium? Sodium is a mineral found naturally in foods and in table salt. Why do we need sodium? Sodium maintains the fluid balance in our body. Sodium helps control blood pressure. For most people,…
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Facts on Phosphorus

(Printable Handout) Please note this info is primarily for people with late stage kidney disease or those using dialysis. What is Phosphorus? Phosphorus is also known as phosphate. Phosphorus is a mineral that works with calcium to form strong bones and teeth. Healthy kidneys can remove extra phosphorus from the body but for dialysis patients…
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Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili (Printable) Serves 4 Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds of lean ground beef 1 cup onion ½ bell pepper ¾ cup water 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 garlic clove 1 cup Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and spices 2 cups spiral macaroni, cooked   Preparation  Chop onion and…
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Kidney Failure Risk Equation Published in JAMA

A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirms the global significance of the work of Winnipeg researcher and Manitoba Renal Program nephrologist, Dr. Navdeep Tangri who invented a model to predict the risk of kidney failure. The risk equation developed by Dr. Tangri using Canadian patient data and…
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