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  • Stethoscope and EKG

    Stethoscope and EKG

    March is National Kidney Month.

    How are you taking care of your kidneys?

    According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure.

    Quick Facts from the NKF on Kidney Disease:

    • Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the country.
    • More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it.
    • There are over 95,000 people waiting for kidney transplants.
    • More than 590,000 people have kidney failure in the US today.

    Resources & Sources

    National Kidney Foundation
    Kidney Fund
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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