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Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you “Healthy Moments” from the National Institutes of Health. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Did you know that 20 million Americans have kidney disease and that it runs in families? In fact, it strikes African Americans more than any other group.
You are at high risk for kidney disease if you or your family members have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or if you have another family member who has kidney disease. You should get tested, because there are steps that you can take to prevent your kidneys from failing.
Our Family Reunion Health Guide has everything you need to discuss kidney disease with your family. To order a free copy, visit the website nkdep.nih.gov or call 1-866-4 KIDNEY. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers.
Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.