Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free kidney disease and hypertension education seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Board certified nephrologist Rachel Colvin, D.O. will present a comprehensive educational forum on hypertension and kidney disease, including diagnosis and treatment options.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 20 million Americans, or 1 in 9 U.S. adults, have chronic kidney disease. Another 20 million more are at increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease. High blood pressure occurs when blood vessels become narrow or stiff, forcing your heart to pump harder to push blood through your body. When the force of the blood against your artery walls becomes too high, you are said to have high blood pressure or hypertension. The good news is early detection can help prevent the progression of both health risks.
Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required and reservations must be made by November 7, 2006. To register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).