Make a "New You" Resolution for 2016

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Thank you for your tremendous support in 2015. Whether you contributed financially, attended an event or gave of your time to volunteer, your commitment has helped ease the burden of kidney disease. As we embark on a new year, and take strides to make an even greater impact, we hope you will join us in the journey. If there are topics or articles that would like to hear about, please send us an email at Your feedback is important. 
Tips for renal patients to treat cold and flu symptoms

Each year millions of Canadians suffer from the common cold and winter flu; kidney patients are no exception. Having an annual flu shot and washing your hands frequently are the best lines of defense. However, if despite your best efforts, you are feeling the symptoms of the common cold or flu, the following tips may help you treat the symptoms. While many medications are good for your kidney health, some medications can put you at risk of further kidney damage or may build up in your body causing undesirable effects.

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Make a "New You" resolution

Making New Year's resolutions is a time-honoured tradition. Since we're already past the New Year, why not start a new tradition, and make a "New You" resolution or two. If you're wondering what, exactly, a "New You" resolution might be, we've provided you with a short list of ideas to help you feel better about yourself, while helping others at the same time:

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Corn and Fennel Soup

Looking for new recipes to tempt your tastebuds? The Kidney Community Kitchen is a great resource for meal planning, recipes and includes a dietitian blog.
Upcoming Events

Kidney Connect Peer Support Meetings (Link to calendar to note dates and times)
Pasta Fest, Sarnia (Feb 26)
Chinese New Year's Dinner, Scarborough (Feb 28)
News Links

Kidney problem doesn't stop this coach
Ottawa Sun 
CBC News

Toronto Star

Rising rates of kidney failure signals need for public health strategy 
Ottawa Life Magazine

Winnipeg doctor's kidney research receives international recognition
CTV News

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