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World Kidney Day raises awareness on importance of kidneys

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Thursday marks World Kidney Day. T he light tower at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center was scheduled to change color from blue to lime green in recognition of the day.

World Kidney Day is t o raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

According to a press release from Vidant Health, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is predicted to increase by 17 percent in the next decade. It is now recognized by the World Health Organization and other health groups as a global public health issue.

The light will change at 6:30 p.m.

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