August 15, 2012 at 9:42 PM EST - Updated June 28 at 3:55 AM
HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - Kidney disease is the 9th most common cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. Kidney failure can have a variety of causes but there are certain steps you can take to protect your kidney health.
In Wednesday's Health Connections, Dr. Gregory Pisel from Frye Regional Medical Center shared useful information on kidney disease prevention.
You can watch Health Connections Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and again Thursdays on WBTV This Morning.
Each week, a medical professional from Frye Regional Medical Center will bring you timely information to help keep you and your family safe.