News briefs for Oct. 4

Published 5:55 pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Free health screenings on Oct. 24

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on Oct. 24 at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Danville. The free screenings will be offered from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  To schedule an appointment, call (859) 236-2581.

Health screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, flu shots and stroke-risk scorecard. After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

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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.


Wellness Center offering swim lessons

McDowell Wellness Center is offering group swimming lessons for the fall/winter season beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15. Each session will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.   Participants can choose to attend a 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. class. Each lesson is 45 minutes and participants must be 4 years of age or older.

Private swim lessons are available based on instructor availability.  Call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-WELL (9355) for more information or to sign-up.