March is National Kidney Month

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 3 Americans are at-risk for kidney disease, 37 million people have chronic kidney disease, and 100,000 individuals are awaiting a kidney transplant.  Common causes of kidney disease are type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but many lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and weight loss, can help prevent kidney disease.

It is also important to keep in mind that people with kidney disease and transplant recipients are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19.
Visit the RocHealthData map room to see the variable rate of kidney disease within upstate NY cities, as well as county rates for Medicare beneficiaries, and for cancers affecting the kidney.

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