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Prevent Kidney Disease

Summary: Kidney disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States.
Air Date: 2/23/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: LaVarne A. Burton
LaVarne A. Burton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Kidney Fund and currently serves as Chair of the National Health Council Board of Directors. She has led AKF since October 2005, and has significantly enhanced its programs and services during her tenure. Her leadership has propelled the organization to notable milestones, including the expansion of AKF's kidney disease screening program into communities nationwide; the development of public awareness media campaigns; and the launch of an annual gala, The Hope Affair, which brings together the national renal community.
Prevent Kidney Disease
Are you taking care of your kidneys? Kidney disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. March is National Kidney Month and the American Kidney Fund (AKF) wants you to join their fight against this deadly disease.

LaVarne Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of AKF, has been leading that fight since 2005.

Tune in to Burton and learn how AKF expanded its kidney disease screening program across the country. Learn more about how to assess your risk level, where to get free screenings and tips to protect you and your loved ones.

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