March is National Kidney Month and to mark it, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, UCLA Kidney and Hypertension specialist, and his UCLA team will hold a Kidney Health Fair on March 8 in Santa Monica to raise awareness of kidney health and associated co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

The event will focus on integrative medicine. It will feature interactive stations for kidney education, diet and healthy cooking, exercise, meditation and yoga, upcoming clinical trials and research, polycystic kidney disease, high blood pressure, Fabry disease, dialysis, and much more. Transplant coordinators, nephrologists and living kidney donors will be available to address questions and concerns related to transplantation and encourage organ donation and its benefit to society.

Two booths will be staffed by Spanish-speaking physicians and health care workers, who will provide BMI testing and other health resources. Children’s games and crafts, music and children’s dance performances will accentuate this festive event that is expected to draw nearly 1,000 guests.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Santa Monica Beach Park #1 (Ocean Park Boulevard and Barnard Way).

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