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Archbold offers free kidney screenings this month

Archbold offers free kidney screenings in March. Archbold offers free kidney screenings in March.
Kidney diseases is one of the most common diseases in the country and in Georgia. Kidney diseases is one of the most common diseases in the country and in Georgia.
Dr. Merrill Hicks Dr. Merrill Hicks
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  Several counties in southwest Georgia are participating in free kidney screenings throughout the month. 

Kidney disease is one of the most common diseases in the country and in Georgia.

Doctors say early detection through simple blood and urine tests could ultimately save your life. 

That's why Archbold will host free screenings with no appointment necessary for people in Grady, Brooks, and Mitchell counties. 

Dr. Merrill Hicks with Archbold Nephrology Group said, “Any adult should do this and anybody over 40 absolutely should be here.  I think that anybody who values the dollar will try to take advantage of this type of thing.”

Screenings will be held March 26 at Brooks Medical Associates from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

They will also hold free screenings at Archbold-Mitchell Specialty Clinic on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings, a blood sample, and urinalysis. 

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