Date(s) - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brancati Center Health Awareness Hub
Celebrate National Kidney Month by taking the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s (NKF-MD) free Kidney Health Risk Assessment to identify if you’re an adult at risk for chronic kidney disease.
The assessment uses a simple Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation, blood pressure measurement and a short six-question questionnaire to make participants aware of their risk factors for chronic kidney disease.
Participants will receive brief consultations with physicians and dietitians to learn about kidney disease, as well as general nutrition and wellness guidelines.
Individuals not at risk will be given educational materials about maintaining good health, while those at risk will be directed to further screenings and advised to talk to medical professionals. Those at risk are encouraged to follow up with their physician and to maintain regular primary care visits.
Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people every year than breast or prostate cancer. While 26 million Americans (1 in 9) live with chronic kidney disease, most don’t know it. In fact, 25 percent of the 1,170 people screened in 2016 by NKF-MD demonstrated significant results.
For information about this KHRA event or NKF-MD’s other KHRA events and kidney screenings throughout Maryland and Delaware, call 410.494.8545 or visit www.kidneymd.org.