March 2016  

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March is Kidney Health Month

One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. Millions more are at risk, but many don’t know the causes, signs and symptoms behind the disease.

“People think chronic kidney disease is uncommon,” says Manitoba nephrologist and researcher Dr. Navdeep Tangri. “People don’t talk about it.” 

This month, The Kidney Foundation encourages Canadians to know their risk factors and to talk about kidney health. “An easy way for people to learn more about kidney disease is to complete our self-assessment tool at,” according to Paul Kidston, National President of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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World Kidney Day

Kidney disease is non-discriminating, affecting patients of all ages and circumstance. One in 10 people in the world, including Canada, suffers from kidney disease. International World Kidney Day, this year taking place on Thursday, March 10, helps to raise global awareness about the importance of kidneys to overall health and aims to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.

One family had its own crash course in learning about kidneys when their now two-year-old daughter was born with a rare condition called Renal Hepatic Pancreatic Dysplasia, which affects her kidneys and liver. 

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Patient Handbooks

This morning, The Kidney Foundation of Canada celebrated the launch of its newly-revised ad updated Patient Handbooks at Montreal Children’s Hospital, where renal professionals and families shared their positive experiences about using this free resource material to assist them with managing the complex diagnosis of a chronic disease.

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Kidney Community Kitchen

Fresh Berry Fruit Salad with Yogurt Cream

Grilled Beef Steak Sandwich with Melted Onions
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