Local community health check helps keep costs down

Local community health check helps keep costs down
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Free blood-pressure checks will be available at the health screen. No appointment is necessary to participate. This regular monthly health screen also includes measurements of HDL, the good cholesterol; LDL, the bad cholesterol; and triglycerides for no additional charge.

                        

Trinity Hospital Twin City’s community outreach department will host a health screen on Friday, March 8 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Mako’s Market, 240 E. Third St., Uhrichsville. Blood tests to measure total cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels will be available for $10 a person.

This regular monthly health screen also includes measurements of HDL, the good cholesterol; LDL, the bad cholesterol; and triglycerides for no additional charge.

For $5 health-screen participants can receive a Hemoglobin A1C screening, a blood test that measures blood-sugar levels over three months. A1C screenings can reveal how well a person is managing his/her diabetes.

Free blood-pressure checks also will be available at the health screen. No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen. A 10- to 12-hour fast is required for the blood tests, and participants are encouraged to continue drinking water while fasting. For more information call 740-922-7450 ext. 2124.

Blood glucose tests are recommended for all adults who are overweight and/or have other risk factors for diabetes. Cholesterol checks are recommended for all adults at least once every five years or sooner as directed by a doctor. Participating in regular health screenings is one of the best ways to detect medical problems early.


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