Kidney Disease: A Health Disparity with Keith Melancon, MD

September 14, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Some minority populations are at increased risk – Black Americans are 3 times more likely and Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans.  Dr. J. Keith Melancon, Chief of the Transplant Institute at George Washington University Hospital discusses issues contributing to this health disparity.

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