BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 21, 2009 –Your kidneys are a pair of vital
organs that perform many functions to keep your blood clean and chemically
balanced. Understanding how the kidneys work can help keep you healthy.
According to the National Kidney Foundation®, more than 26 million
Americans—one in nine adults—have kidney disease. Millions
more have an increased risk for getting it, and most do not know it. If
found and treated early, kidney disease can be prevented and not lead
to more serious kidney disease and other complications. That is why Southeast
Georgia Health System is sponsoring the lecture, “What Have Your
Kidneys Done For You Today.” This presentation, part of the Health
System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled
for Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.
The speaker for this event is nephrologist Colette Lee-Lewis, MD. Lee-Lewis,
who is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, earned her
undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia,
and her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama
at Birmingham and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas at
Houston Health Science Center. “I will discuss the basic functions
of the kidneys, how and why kidneys can fail, which tests can detect kidney
problems, and treatment options,” Lee-Lewis says. “I will
also answer questions from the audience.”
The next seminar in the series is “Osteoporosis,” which will
be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference
Center on the Brunswick Campus.
To reserve a seat for either lecture or any other lectures in the series,
please call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5160 or register online at www.sghs.com
and click on the Calendar of Events.