UHRICHSVILLE -- On Friday, Aug. 8, Trinity Hospital Twin City's Community Outreach Department will host a health screen from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mako's Market, 240 E. Third St. Free blood pressure checks will be offered, and 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. 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 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.