DOVER -- The Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness Department will host several low-cost health screening events during the month of September at various area locations.
Appointments are required for both the "Healthy You Heart Screening" blood test and the Hemoglobin A1C Diabetic Screening blood test, and can be made online on the "Health Events" section of the hospital website, www.unionhospital.org, or by calling 330-308-3599.
The Healthy You Heart Screening will have four locations accepting appointments:
■ Sept. 6 -- 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the New Philadelphia location of Buehler's Fresh Foods
■ Sept. 11 -- 8 to 10 a.m. at the Tuscarawas County YMCA at Dover
■ Sept. 13 -- 9 to 11 a.m. at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center at Dover
■ Sept. 20 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Dover location of Buehler's Fresh Foods
The heart screening tests for total cholesterol, good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol, as well as triglycerides and blood sugar readings. Results are most accurate after a 12-hour fast. The cost is $9.
The Hemoglobin A1C Diabetic Screening is scheduled Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Giant Eagle grocery store in Dover.
The non-fasting A1C test checks management of blood sugar and is key in reducing the health complications of diabetes. The cost is $5.
All health screening events are conducted by the professional nursing staff of the Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness Department.
Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital's pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).