News briefs, Oct. 28

Published 4:44 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings 

 HUSTONVILLE — Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 11 at New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville. 

Email newsletter signup

 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.  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.

 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.