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March is National Kidney Month

Here is some of what you need to know to stay healthy

March 24, 2013
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March is National Kidney Month and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss kidney health and what you can do to protect your kidneys. Most people are born with two kidneys, each the size of a fist. They are located on either side of the spine just above the waist. Each kidney weighs only one-quarter of a pound but plays an enormous and critical role in your health. Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid through the urine. Other functions performed by the kidneys include:

 
 
 

 

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