Free Health Screenings to be held in Hillsboro on July 19
Gundersen St. Joseph's will be hosting another round of free health screenings at the Hillsboro Firemen's Community Center, 7-11 a.m on Thursday, July 19. The screenings will consist of a free cholesterol panel and fasting blood sugar test – both of which require a simple finger prick of blood and could help indicate unknown health conditions such as high cholesterol or risk of diabetes.
Individuals can also have their blood pressure checked by a registered nurse, talk privately about their test results and enjoy some healthy snacks in the process.
Other medical staff will be on hand to provide information regarding staying fit, weight management, cancer prevention, stress management, nutrition and quitting smoking.
The free health screenings are designed to help individuals learn more about managing their health and reducing their chances of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure – all of which can lead to major conditions such as heart disease, stroke, heart attack, chronic kidney disease and more.
Cholesterol and fasting blood sugar tests require nine hours of fasting prior to taking the test. Free health screenings last approximately 20 minutes and are by appointment only. For more information, and to make an appointment, call (608) 489-8280.