Monthly Archives: June 2017

Join Team MRP – Kidney Walk 2017

We are putting together a team for this year’s Kidney Walk. Join us in raising awareness and supporting Kidney Foundation of Canada. The walk/run/bike event takes place Sunday, September 10th at 10 am. We welcome staff, patients, families and anyone who wants to join our team.

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Summer Lean Keen Kidney Machine Session

The summer 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 in July. Learn more here.

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Food Fads and Your Kidneys: 5 Tips to Separate True from False

There are so many “experts” and food fads out there (on TV, Internet), it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s false. Most are too good to be true, and have the potential to be harmful to your kidneys. Consider these tips if you’re trying to find trustworthy advice: Is there a ‘quick fix’? Watch…
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MRP PATIENT REP COMMITTEE TAKEAWAY TIP

Needle Pokes: At the May Patient Representative Committee Meeting, several patients expressed concern about the amount of times they are ‘needled’ for access to their bloodstream. They indicated that it can get quite painful when one person makes several attempts. MRP staff present at the meeting discussed with patients what the proper protocol is. A…
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Recipe of the Month

This month’s recipe is Wheat Bran Muffins. Visit our Recipe of the Month page for all our past recipes.

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Community Kidney Education

community kidney education

UPDATE: Join the MRP Kidney Health Outreach team at McPhillips Street Casino from 11 am – 3 pm on July 6 & 7th. Learn about kidney health and find out if you are at risk of developing kidney disease and what steps you can take to prevent kidney disease or get diagnosed in the early…
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Kidney Failure: Symptoms & Stereotypes (VIDEO)

picture of Barry Spence in PD training room

Barry Spence Left Stranded During Episode of Illness Barry Spence was feeling the symptoms of end-stage kidney disease when he was kicked off a bus in rural Manitoba last month. “I was devastated,” says the 41-year old, sitting in a peritoneal dialysis training room at Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH). Spence is originally from Nisichawaysihk…
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WRHA System Transitions

healing our health systems

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has announced more detailed plans on how it will consolidate some services to improve patient access to the most appropriate, high-quality care. There is no impact on patient access to dialysis treatment or kidney health clinics. Dialysis services will continue at St. Boniface, Seven Oaks and Health Sciences Centre hospitals. Helpful…
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Journal Club – SUMMARY May 29

The Journal Club Meeting on May 29, 2017 was a big success. Dr. Louis-Phillipe Girard gave his CANNT 2016 talk about Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and treatment options. The information was available from 1400-1500 via telehealth; 3 centres (7 staff) participated. The evening presentation (1700-1900) was held a De Lucas on Portage Avenue. There…
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Stuffed Green Peppers

 Preparation: 20 minutes  Cooking: 30 minutes  Yield: 6 Stuffed Peppers   Ingredients   2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ½  tablespoon Italian seasoning ½ pound ground lean beef, turkey or chicken ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup onions, chopped ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ cup celery, chopped 1 ½ cups cooked rice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 6…
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From Aerospace to Dialysis Technology

Meet MRP’s Victor Garcia – Supervisor, Dialysis Technology, HSC Renal Program It was just over 17 years ago when Victor Garcia made a significant career change that led him to working with Manitoba Renal Program (MRP). After working with Bristol Aerospace, Garcia moved onto Lockheed Martin as a lead technologist and worked on projects including…
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Stuffed Green Peppers

peppers

Check out our June recipe of the month – kidney friendly stuffed green peppers.

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