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Published on March 03, 2017

Community Calendar: Free Kidney Health Screenings at Missouri Capitol

WHAT: As part of National Kidney Awareness Month in March, the Missouri Kidney Program, a program of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and the National Kidney Foundation are sponsoring the 2017 Kidney Day at the Missouri Capitol. During the event, attendees can learn about their risks for kidney disease through educational exhibits on display in the rotunda. Kidney health screenings also will be available. The 10-minute screenings include height and weight measurements, a blood pressure check and a risk-assessment questionnaire.

WHO: The event is free and open to the public. The likelihood of developing kidney disease increases with age. Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and a family history of kidney failure.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9

WHERE: The Missouri State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave. in Jefferson City

HOW: For more information on the 2017 Kidney Day at the Missouri Capitol, contact Leanne Peace, director of the Missouri Kidney Program, at peacelj@health.missouri.edu or 800-733-7345. 

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