UHRICHSVILLE -- On Friday, Dec. 11, 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.
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.
No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen. A ten to twelve 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.