Posted by Cynthia Gonzalez on November 12, 2013
On Wednesday, November 13, the AU Student Nurses’ Association will be hosting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile, a custom mobile unit offering free education and health screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. The screenings will be held in Dunham Hall at 1400 Marseillaise Pl. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. To date, the KidneyMobile has screened more than 37,000 people in Illinois. Alarmingly, more than 80% of those screened were found to have at least one significantly abnormal result.
“Often times people discover health related issues when they are more advanced and have a greater impact on their lives,” says Melissa Burke, Vice President of the AU Student Nurses’ Association. “The KidneyMobile is an excellent opportunity to promote well-being and these events are what shift the focus from treatment of sickness to promotion of health.”