Community Wellness Screenings Set for Friday, Sept. 11

Published on Tue, September 08, 2015
Community Wellness Screenings Set for Friday, Sept. 11

St. Bernards will host community wellness screenings from 7 until 10 in the morning on Friday, Sept. 11, in the Conference Room at St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 1416 East Matthews.

Some of the screenings will be offered at no charge – and they include those for total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage and body mass index.

Others will be available for minimal fees and include full lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides), $8.50; hemoglobin A1C (average blood sugar over three months), $6.50; and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for men 40 and older, $12.50.

Fasting for lab testing is strongly encouraged for 6 to 8 hours before the lab draw to increase accuracy of test results.

In addition, a special lunch & learn is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. which will feature a presentation on “Alzheimer’s and Options as We Age” by Brian Rega, director of senior services/housing for St. Bernards. Reservations were required for the luncheon program sponsored by St. Bernards and Genentech.