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American Kidney Fund Launches Screening Program in New York City
Date:7/31/2008

www.kidneyfund.org" target="_blank">www.kidneyfund.org [diabetes] or high blood pressure. About 26 million people are believed to have chronic kidney disease, but many don't know it because there are usually no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When caught early, chronic kidney disease can be managed, and progression to kidney failure may be avoided. Members of ethnic minority groups in the United States are about 2 to 4 times more likely than non-minorities to develop kidney failure.

For a list of upcoming American Kidney Fund MIKE screenings in New York City, visit www.kidneyfund.org] and click "Get Tested." The American Kidney Fund also offers a brochure series and a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) to promote public understanding of kidney health.

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's #1 source of direct, treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients, and a leader in providing health education to people diagnosed with or at risk for kidney disease. In 2007, the American Kidney Fund provided $1.2 million in treatment-related grant assistance to kidney patients in the State of New York, and over $100 million in assistance to 68,000 kidney patients nationwide.

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