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Spring Exercise Program Session Starts End of April

The spring session of Lean Keen Kidney Machines is starting at the end of April. Registration starts now! LKKM helps people living with all stages of kidney disease incorporate more physical activity into their lives which can have positive impacts on their health.

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Province Announces Dialysis Funding

On March 18, the Province of Manitoba announced funding for dialysis capacity expansions in Manitoba. The announcement indicates patient capacity will be expanded at several local renal health centres including Thompson, Hodgson, Pine Falls, Portage la Prairie and at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.

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Kidney Health Month & World Kidney Day

Kidney disease may not be top of mind for most Manitobans, but one in 10 Manitobans are living with kidney disease. In fact, Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease. When kidneys stop working, life-sustaining dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to stay alive.

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Manitoba Flood Risk & Home Dialysis Patients

emergency preparedness

The Province of Manitoba has indicated the risk of flooding is high this spring. For this reason we are requesting that home dialysis patients notify their home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis unit and advise staff if the patient is currently living within a flood zone. Please confirm contact information with the unit at that time….
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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.

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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.

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Crispy Eggplant French Fries

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 1 cup 1% low fat milk or low potassium milk alternative (Almond Milk, Rice Dream Original) 2 large eggs ¾ cup cornstarch ¾ cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs 3 teaspoons dry Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix 1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce (Optional) ½ cup canola oil  …
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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

(Printable Version) Ingredients 1 French baguette 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles 1/2 cup fig spread or preserves 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze Makes 12 servings, 1 serving is 2 pieces Preparation Preheat the oven to 375° F. Slice the baguette into 24 slices, 1/2-inch each. To make…
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New PD Workshop Dates

Upcoming dates for Peritoneal Dialysis workshops for Health Care Providers are on February 21, April 18 and June 21. This 1 day workshop will provide participants with theoretical and learning lab experience for CAPD (Twin Bag) and Night Cycler/CCPD Demonstration with Questions and Answers.

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Webinar: Indigenous Languages – Determining public health outcomes in Canada

A webinar hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) in partnership with the Ontario Network of CAPC/CPNP Projects. Webinar Description In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), and in anticipation of Canada’s National First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages Act, which is set come into effect…
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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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