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Wellness Works!

FREE Kidney Health Screening

National Kidney Foundation in partnership with Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a FREE Kidney Health Screening on Thursday March 30th from 3-7pm. Are your Kidney's Healthy? Are you the 1 in 3 at risk for kidney disease?? Find out at the FREE Kidney Health Check! Risk factors include high blood pressure and diabetes. Kidney Screening includes a risk survey, high blood pressure check, body mass index, education materials, a cooking class and clinician consultation. Screening takes about 60 minutes and remember Wellness is a Gift!

 

Rising Kidney Disease Rate ‘Alarming’ Among Blacks

African American are three times more likely to be impacted by kidney failure, according to a recent article announced by the NAACP. Baxter International Inc, has launched a series of town hall events to improve knowledge about kidney disease and dialysis treatment options for African Americans. The plan is to bring needed information about prevention and treatment of kidney disease to African Americans, whose rates of chronic end stage renal disease continue to rise at alarming rates. “We must focus on disease management while not putting aside basic prevention.” (NAACP)

 

February is American Heart Association-Healthy Heart Month


Check for Healthy breakfast snacks offered from the FMBC kitchen.

Change taste buds from sugar, fat, and salt to lower cholesterol, less sugar and no salt intake, by exercising 30 minutes a day.

Control your blood pressure: get your blood pressure taken twice a month at FMBC and keep a record for the next four months.

 

CHECK CHANGE CONTROL 2

High blood pressure can be fatal, so it is important to know your blood pressure reading and what you can do to keep it under control. Good News: there is an easy way to help. JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS: 1) Know your Numbers. 2) Make a Plan with your health care provider to lower your BP. 3) Make a Few Lifestyle Changes-lose weight, eat healthier, reduce sodium, get active for 30 minutes, 3-4 times. 4) Check your Blood Pressure at church/home-as a habit and track your readings. 5) Take Medication as Prescribed.

 
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"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

- John 13:34-35 (niv)