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Johns Hopkins Bayview News - March Is National Kidney Month

Winter 2016

March Is National Kidney Month

Date: February 1, 2016

Cartoon physician with a chalkboard saying,

Did you know that one in nine adults in the United States—almost 30 million people—has some level of chronic kidney disease?

During National Kidney Month—celebrated in March—Johns Hopkins nephrologists encourage you to learn the basics of kidney disease and how to keep your kidneys healthy longer.

“Most people don’t realize they have kidney disease until it’s too late,” says Sumeska Thavarajah, M.D. “If left untreated, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, requiring dialysis or transplantation for survival."