The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney Community Kitchen blog has published a post on Reminders for Ramadan, summarizing kidney-friendly diet tips and reminders during Ramadan, the Muslim month of daytime fasting that spans May 6 to June 3, 2019. Find the post at https://www.kidneycommunitykitchen.ca/archives/11056/.
The Portland Kidney Group invites patients and care partners to their October 30, 2018 Support Group Meeting in Milwaukie OR. Topics of discussion will include treatment options and holiday coping strategies. Kidney-friendly refreshments will be provided, but RSVP is requested. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG/PKG1018.pdf.
The Portland Kidney Support Group invites patients and their care partners to a 10:00-11:30am meeting on September 27, 2018 in the conference room at FKC Scholls Ferry Dialysis Clinic, 10300 SW Nimbus Ave P-A, Tigard OR 97223. Kidney friendly refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Yasuyo at 503-443-4909, as space is limited. Topics will include Feeling your best; making the most of your dialysis treatment by Dr. Gurvinder Suri, MD and Ideas for high protein snacks by Claudia Kreft, RD.
The National Weather Service has declared an Extreme Heat Warning through August 20, 2016 in western Oregon and western Washington south of Everett, except for coastal areas. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100°F in western Oregon, and also in the San Joaquin, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys in California. With low humidity and unstable air vulnerable to thunderstorms, many areas (including western Washington north of Everett) are also subject to a Red Flag Warning signifying increased risk of fire.
Northwest Renal Network’s Monthly Patient Bulletin for August, Keep Calm and Get Prepared, is on the importance of emergency preparedness – September is National Preparedness Month. The poster/flyer includes a link to an online social media game called “30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge” and a list of important considerations for your personal preparedness plan. Find the Monthly Patient Bulletin at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/PM/Emer0816.pdf .