Globe University Partners with National Kidney Foundation to Prevent Kidney Disease

MOORHEAD, Minn. (May 9, 2014) – Globe University is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation to host a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) screening event on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Globe University-Moorhead campus. KEEP kidney disease screening is a free service to the public that does not require blood draws or samples. It is based on blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and other factors.

“We’re pleased to have this opportunity to help educate the community about their health,” says John Andrick, campus director for the Globe University-Moorhead campus. “Kidney disease is greatly impacting our community members and knowledge is the power in taking this epidemic head-on.”

Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. Participants will be asked to take a risk survey, be given a BMI measurement, blood pressure check, free educational materials and an opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional.

“One in three people is at risk for kidney disease,” says Kristin Bellows, division program director for the National Kidney Foundation. “We want to stress how important early screening is, and this opportunity with Globe University is a great way to get the word out about it in the Fargo-Moorhead community.”

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