Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrate National Kidney Month with a Free Kidney Screening at the Portland Public Library

Celebrate National Kidney Month with a Free Kidney Screening at the Portland Public Library
National Kidney Foundation urges Americans to test their kidneys
March 20, 2017 – Noon – 4:00pm
Portland, Maine - March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to assess their risk for kidney disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure, or are over the age of 60, you are at risk and should have your kidneys checked.

NKF is offering a free kidney screening on March 20, 2017 at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. All KEEP Healthy participants will answer a brief health-risk survey and have their height, weight and blood pressure measured. At-risk individuals will have their kidney health checked through a simple, onsite, ACR urine test. The ACR test can identify protein in the urine, which is often the first sign of kidney disease. Free educational materials will be provided and a medical professional will review results and answer questions from participants.

Over 26 million Americans have kidney disease and most don’t know it. Early detection and treatment can slow or even prevent the progression of kidney disease. Attend this lifesaving screening and give your hardworking kidneys a much-needed checkup this National Kidney Month.

To pre-register for KEEP Healthy, contact the National Kidney Foundation at 781-278-0222 ext.333.

Urine strips and accessories for KEEP Healthy are provided by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. and Quantimetrix Corporation.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.

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