Reader's Digest Teams Up with NKF to Spread the Word About Kidney Disease

New York, NY (February 1, 2000) - In a cover line story in the February issue of Reader's Digest, readers are told how to prevent kidney disease with a simple, life-saving test. The comprehensive article, written in cooperation with the National Kidney Foundation, covers the often-unrecognized warning signs of kidney disease and discusses how early detection can slow the disease progression. Information on how the kidneys function and their effect on overall health is presented in a clear, simple fashion. In addition to reaching the Digest's 15 million readers through print, the article has been expanded upon in an online version. Additional patient profiles are included, as are NKF affiliate screening locations, relevant links, information on special risks to African-Americans and Kidney Q & A. To read the article online go to