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Event To Educate Iowans On Kidney Disease

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KGAN/KFXA) -While twenty-six million Americans have chronic kidney disease, plenty of them don't even know it. Key risk factors include diabetes and high blood pressure.

Mercy Dialysis-Cedar Rapids and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) are joining forces to change the trend. On October 6th, they're offering free kidney health risk surveys.

The goal is to help people in eastern Iowa become more aware of the key risk factors for developing chronic kidney disease.

The free public awareness program will be held at the hospital's Hallagan Education Center. That's at 701 10th St. SE, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.

The event includes a kidney health risk survey, body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure check, free educational materials and an opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional.

Pre-registration is not required for this free public program.  For more information, call Mercy at (319) 221-8878.

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