Kid­ney Screen­ing For Haleiwa’s At-risk Folk

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News -

Na­tional Kid­ney Foun­da­tion of Hawaii is team­ing up with state Rep. Michael Ma­gaoay to pro­vide free med­i­cal screen­ings to ap­prox­i­mately 125 Haleiwa res­i­dents at risk for kid­ney dis­ease.

The screen­ings are set for 8 a.m. to noon Satur­day at Lil­i­uokalani Protes­tant Church.

To qual­ify for the Kid­ney Early Eval­u­a­tion Pro­gram, peo­ple should be 18 or older and have at least one risk fac­tor for kid­ney dis­ease, such as high blood pres­sure or di­a­betes, or have a sib­ling or par- ent with those con­di­tions. Each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a blood pres­sure check and health risk as­sess­ment, and can speak in­di­vid­u­ally with a nurse or physi­cian. Lab tech­ni­cians also are on hand to test blood and urine sam­ples.

Re­sults will be ac­ces­si­ble to each per­son’s physi­cian fol­low­ing the screen­ing.

More than 2,500 Hawaii res­i­dents have kid­ney fail­ure, and kid­ney dis­ease here is 30 per­cent above the na­tional av­er­age.

To sign up for the screen­ing, call 589-5906.

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