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3/17/2014
Nebraska Kidney Association

Free Kidney Early Detection Screenings Throughout Nebaska This Spring

Kidney Early Detection Screenings To Be Held in A Community Near You

Omaha, NE - The Nebraska Kidney Association announced that they will be conducting free Kidney Early Detection Screenings this spring throughout Nebraska.

"If you have a history of diabetes, hypertension, or kidney disease in your family, you should be checked for kidney disease", according to Tim Neal, CEO of the Nebraska Kidney Association, "Kidney disease is a silent killer. One in six Nebraskans are at risk or just over 300,000 people state-wide".
Free Kidney Screenings will be conducted in the following communities:

* Tuesday, March 25th, Norfolk, Nebraska, Faith Regional Health West Campus 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. and Faith Regional Health East Campus, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
*Saturday, March 29th, Omaha, Nebraska, North High School, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
* Friday, April 4th, Fremont, Nebraska, Nephrology Care, LLC , 7:00 am - 10:00 am
* Thursday, April 24th, Wahoo, Nebraska, Community Center, 7:00 am -12:00 pm
* Tuesday, April 29th, North Platte, Nebraska, Platte Valley Kidney Care, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
* Saturday, May 17th, Bellevue, Nebraska, Bellevue Medical Center, Call (402) 932-7200 for more information
* Thursday, May 22nd, O'Neill, Nebraska, Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Anyone 18 years of age or older may participate in the screenings. The screening includes blood pressure checks, plus blood and urine tests for signs of diabetes and kidney disease. The tests will measure blood glucose levels; Creatinine, which will produce your eGFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) and tests for protein in the urine. There are no requirements to fast before these tests. Participants will be given results the day of the screening by the Nebraska Kidney Association. The screenings are limited to the first 100 participants.

The mission of the Nebraska Kidney Association is to improve the lives of all Nebraskans through advocacy, education, early disease detection and patient services. Even if you have no symptoms, get screened if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of either or a family history of kidney disease. The Nebraska Kidney Association has been serving Nebraskans since 1969. All monies raised stay here to help Nebraskans who have kidney disease. In 2014, the Nebraska Kidney Association will offer 13 free early disease detection screenings throughout the state. To learn more about these screenings, the warning signs of kidney disease, testing and treatment visit www.kidneyne.org.

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