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Free cholesterol and glucose screening offered at Breakfast with Santa

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the UCare Fund. The goal of the grant is to reduce obesity-related diseases by targeting the risk factors of nutrition, physical activity, and access to preventative care.

One focus area of this project is to provide cholesterol and glucose screenings. High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. High glucose levels mean that a person is diabetic and that they may also be at risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, and kidney disease. By offering screenings for these two health concerns, FCPH hopes to assist citizens with maintaining their healthy lifestyle or helping them access proper health care for early treatment.

FCPH is partnering with the Harmony Lions to host a free cholesterol and glucose screening at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 8:00 to 10:30 AM.

To participate in the screening you must:

•Be 20 years of age or older

•Not currently receiving medical treatment for cholesterol or diabetes.

•Fast or not eat anything for nine to 12 hours prior to your screening. You may drink plain water.

Your five cholesterol measurements, glucose level, and any health recommendations will be made available to you right away. Your health information and results will be confidential. For more information, contact FCPH at 507-765-3898 and ask for Brenda.

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