TITLE

National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/6/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p189
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article announces that the U.S. will celebrate World Kidney Day on March 12, 2009 and has designated the month of March as National Kidney Month. It says that the commemoration intends to raise awareness on kidney diseases, adding that the disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. It notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiative involving surveillance, costs of treatment and screening projects for the disease.
ACCESSION #
37020276

 

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