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Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

Kidney Screening Day is March 19thOriginally published at the Cook County Health & Hospitals website

Date & Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Stroger Hospital, Cafeteria, No appointment required.

Kidney Screening Day, sponsored by the Stroger Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI – All screenings are free and will include blood sugar, blood pressure and urinalysis. All participants will have the opportunity to meet privately with a qualified healthcare provider to review their results.

More than 20 million Americans – one in nine adults – have chronic kidney disease and don’t even know it. Left untreated, chronic kidney disease may ultimately lead to kidney failure, requiring a transplant or dialysis for survival. Come to our Kidney Screening Day!

For more information on Kidney Screening Day, click here for the Cook County Health & Hosptials website

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  1. As we wind down to a close of National Kidney Month, hopefully more people will continue to consider the health of their kidneys throughout the year. If this is the case, perhaps more people will consider having their kidneys screened during 2013. This could be really helpful, especially since kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. Hey, if you haven’t read about National Kidney Month, then check out this post at:

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