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Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 11, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem will open at normal time on Wednesday, Dec., 12.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, Hickory, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 12, except for the following location which will open at 8 am: 
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

If you have questions, please contact your clinic directly. Find your clinic online.

    Word! Kidney

    Word! Kidney

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    Kidney

    (En español: Riñón)

    Say: kid-nee

    The kidneys are a pair of organs that filter waste materials out of the blood. The waste is passed out out of the body as urine. Kidneys produce important hormones and regulate blood pressure and the levels of water, salts, and minerals in the body. Kidney damage can occur in someone who has had diabetes for many years, especially if the diabetes isn't controlled. You'll find your kidneys on either side of your spine, just below the rib cage.