HATTIESBURG, MISS. – The Mississippi Kidney Foundation will be hosting free kidney screenings Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28th Place as part of their Renal Evaluation and Assessment Program.
Individuals with high risk factors for kidney disease include those who have high blood pressure; diabetes; or those who have a family member with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. The screenings will include a full renal panel; complete blood count; cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar checks; and a urinalysis.
Space is limited and reservations are required. To register, call The Mississippi Kidney Foundation at 601-981-3611 or 1-800-232-1592.
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Forrest General Hospital’s Adult Diabetes Support Group will meet Wednesday, February 16 from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Education Classroom at LiveWell. The session will feature guest speaker Megan Long from CCS Medical. The focus topic will be “Testing Your Glucose.”
The Adult Diabetes Support Group addresses the special needs of people with diabetes, providing the opportunity for discussion on topics such as nutrition, medicines, foot and eye care, complications, motivations, exercises and blood glucose monitoring. Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of every month and are free to the public.
For more information, call The Diabetes Care Center at 601-288-1780 or email email@example.com.
The LiveWell Center is a service of Forrest General.