Free health screenings offered at New Salem Baptist

Published 1:03 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on Saturday, Nov. 10 at New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville. The free screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50) and flu shots (ages 12 – 17 must be accompanied by custodial parent or guardian). After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel. This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

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The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older. You may call (606) 365-4190 or (859) 749-5899 for an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.