(Source – news.va.gov)
More than one in seven US adults—that’s 37 million people—are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the National Institutes of Health. The prevalence within the Veteran population is estimated to be 34 percent higher than the general population.
Due to a national shortage of nephrologists (kidney specialists), Veterans seeking treatment for CKD in rural communities have said they can live hours from the nearest specialist and it can take over six months to be seen outside of the VA system. Continue reading here…
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