National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. African Americans are four times more likely than Caucasians to develop kidney failure. Diabetes and high blood pressure are very likely to damage the kidneys, and can lead to kidney disease. You are also at risk if you have heart disease, an immediate relative has kidney disease, or your doctor has found protein in your urine.

You can find out more about kidney disease at the Washington Highlands Interim Library. You can also visit one of our health databases for more detailed information. You will need your library card to access these databases from your home computer.

Be sure to check out these websites for more information.