NKF Keep Healthy Screening at Hispanic Health Festival

Heritage Community Church
8146 Quarterfield Road
Severn, MD 21144
When: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Types: Benefit
Phone: 410-494-4545
website

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware will provide this free screening to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

 

Appointments are not required and any adult can participate. Lasting about 20 minutes, the check-up includes the following: a risk survey, body mass index, height and weight measurements; blood pressure check, blood draw to check kidney function, free educational materials and an opportunity to speak with a health care professional and dietician.

 

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people every year than breast or prostate cancer. Although 30 million people are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), 96 percent of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have CKD. Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to have kidney failure compared to other Americans

 

The National Kidney Foundation is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.