Dialysis Patient Citizens will present a webinar on Sex and Intimacy with CKD March 23, 2017. Sex is good medicine. It has health benefits, feels good, strengthens relationships and makes life more rewarding. CKD can interfere with physical intimacy, but it can’t prevent it. Learn about why sex is important, possible, and beneficial. Learn ways to be intimate that any body can do, how to enjoy it more, and how to find new sources of physical connection. For more information on the webinar and registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/DPC.sex.0317.pdf .
AAKP HealthLine will present a webinar and conference call on The Importance of Exercise for all Stages of Kidney Disease on February 24, 2016, led by Patricia Painter, PhD. With the start of a new year, if exercise, fitness, and living a healthier lifestyle isn’t on everyone’s mind, it should be, especially for those living with kidney disease. Join us as we learn the importance of staying fit, how to incorporate exercise regardless of your stage of kidney disease or modality, and the overall benefits of being the healthiest you can possibly be. For details and registration, see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/aakp-healthline.html . You can watch webinars from their archives at https://www.aakp.org/media-files/aakp-healthline.html .
Because exercise and fitness have been linked to transplant outcomes, the University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy is conducting a research survey on exercise and physical activity after transplant. AAKP, NKF, and a number of other organizations have invited their members to participate, but any transplant recipient is eligible. For more information, see https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=AUQ5K3xRh5.
Northwest Renal Network’s monthly patient flyer is now posted on our website at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/P/M/Monthly.htm. The featured topic for January is physical and occupational therapy – “What Can I Do to Feel Stronger?” These flyers are designed for posting in the facility waiting area, and for distribution to patients and family members. Contact our Patient Services Director, Lisa Hall (email@example.com) if you have questions or ideas for future monthly topics.