Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters | Elisa Gordon

February 25, 2015 6:20 PM

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Why the Silence on the Fiscal and Fatal Consequences of Kidney Disease Matters | Elisa Gordon

February is Heart Health Month, and millions wore red recently to demonstrate the need for heart health, thanks to the American Heart Association. Even the ice bucket challenge completed by millions last year helped The ALS Foundation earn dollars and awareness.

Yes, increasing visibility about any disease is important for informing people about the importance and need to take preventive measures to change behavior, seek out screening tests and start treatment early. Such efforts offer greater social support and reduce isolation for people with the disease.

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