If you have questions about the connection between kidney disease and hypertension, the next 60-Minute Check-Up, sponsored by SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis County Library, is for you. SLUCare nephrologists Kevin Martin, M.B., B.Ch., and Paul Schmitz, M.D., will share information and dispel myths about kidney disease and hypertension.
The 60-Minute Check-Up will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
"Not many people know that most causes of hypertension result from something wrong in the kidneys," Martin said. "The 60-Minute Check-Up will give participants the opportunity to better monitor their health."
Also at the 60-Minute Check-Up, St. Louis County Library reference librarian Christina Pryor will talk about library resources available to help people improve their health and SLUCare will provide complimentary blood pressure screenings.
The Community Health Literacy Series is a part of the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration. The free events are designed to provide information to keep you healthy as well as resources to help you learn more about health-related issues.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, call the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300.
Upcoming series events include "Blood and Cancer 101" on Monday, April 25 and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colon Cancer Prevention" on Monday, May 26.
Read more about the department of internal medicine's yearlong centennial celebration.
Learn about SLUCare's new "Who Are We?" campaign designed to reintroduce the practice to the region.
SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.