St. Bernards will host a special January Lunch & Learn that will focus on bariatric surgery as an effective tool against obesity and its associated conditions. Dr. Willie Harper, bariatric and general surgeon at St. Bernards Surgical Associates, will be the speaker at the Friday, Jan. 8 program that is open to the interested public at no charge.
That program is scheduled for noon until 1 p.m. at St. Bernards Health & Wellness and will include a free heart-healthy lunch. Because of limited seating, persons interested in attending the Lunch & Learn must make reservations by Tuesday, Jan. 5, by calling the St. Bernards HealthLine at 207-7300.
In addition, from 7 until 10 that same morning, area residents can take advantage of free screenings for total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage and body mass index.
Other tests 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.
The program is sponsored by St. Bernards Healthcare and Genentech.
Both events will be held in the conference room at St. Bernards Health & Wellness, 1416 East Matthews Ave.