Issue: March 28 – April 2, 2012
Inside this issue:
Kidney testing is so much cheaper than the alternatives, dialysis and transplants, which are Medicare’s largest single disease outlay. This week in StreetWise Magazine, learn why screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) belongs in everyone’s portfolio of yearly tests.
“The question is, when you go for your annual health exam, you’re sensitized to have a mammogram, a pap smear, a bone density test, maybe a colonoscopy every so often, but is anybody looking at your kidneys?” says Craig B. Langman, M.D., the Isaac A. Abt M.D. professor of kidney diseases at Feinberg, and head of Kidney Diseases at Children’s Memorial.
To read more, pick up your copy of StreetWise today! Or view this video of our editor, Suzanne Hanney, talking about our cover story and other features that can be found inside the issue.