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March is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month

March is National Kidney Month, the perfect time to remind adults 60 and older to get an annual urine test to screen for kidney disease. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Kidney disease is also one of those diseases that don't show symptoms in the early stages. Making a kidney screening urine test part of your routine checkup can help detect kidney disease early.

About The Kidneys:

The kidneys are two, fist-sized organs in your lower back. They maintain overall health through the following functions:

Quick Facts on Kidney Disease:

(Excerpted from the National Kidney Foundation web site)

For more information on kidney disease, read the Center for Disease Control Kidney Fact Sheet.

 

 

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