Baptist Health-Fort Smith Event to Focus on Hypertension, Kidney Health

FORT SMITH, Ark. (March 7, 2019) – Your kidneys play a key role in regulating your blood pressure. But if they aren’t kept healthy, these hardworking organs can cause a variety of kidney disease symptoms.

In honor of National Kidney Month, James Henry, M.D., nephrologist, will host a free lunch-and-learn style event from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in the Baptist Health Classroom on the first floor of Baptist Health-Fort Smith on Towson Avenue. The event will focus on hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, its negative effects on your health and how you can reduce your risk.

The seminar is free but registration is required. To reserve a spot, call Baptist HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST (227-8478) or by visit and click “Register for a Class.”

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