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Thursday, June 10, 2010

FREE HEALTH SCREENING AT PITT-BRADFORD

FREE HEALTH SCREENING AT PITT-BRADFORD TO DETECT KIDNEY DISEASE

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies will conduct a free health screening for people at increased risk for kidney disease on Tuesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The screening is part of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program, or KEEP, a free health-screening program designed to help identify and educate adults at increased risk with the purpose of delaying or preventing the development of chronic kidney disease.

Those considered to be at risk are those who either have diabetes and/or high blood pressure or have a parent or sibling with diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease. Diabetes and hypertension are the two leading causes of kidney failure.

The National Kidney Foundation has partnered with Bradford Regional Medical Center’s Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education and Pitt-Bradford to bring this screening to the region.

“We know that if we start early with education, detection and, if necessary, medical intervention, we can often postpone the onset of kidney disease or kidney failure and in some cases even prevent it from ever developing,” said Deborah Hartman, executive director and regional vice president of the foundation.

KEEP screening participants, 18 or older, will have their weight, blood pressure and waist circumference checked. Medical professionals will collect blood and urine samples for several tests. A physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant is on site to review results with participants. All screening participants receive educational material about preventing and treating kidney disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Twenty-six million adult Americans have chronic kidney disease. More than 20 million others are at increased risk for developing kidney disease, and most don’t even know it. Additionally, more than 400,000 Americans are in stage five of the disease, which is kidney failure or end-stage renal disease, a condition that requires dialysis or a kidney transplant. There are nearly 108,000 people nationally waiting for organ transplants.

To register for the free screening or for information on upcoming screenings in your area, contact the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies at 1-800-261-4115.

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

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