Free Cholesterol screenings at Wellness Expo
Health screenings provided by Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

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[February 09, 2016]  LINCOLN - On February 20, the Logan County Department of Public Health, Lincoln Park District, and the Healthy Communities Partnership are excited to invite the public to the free Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will be on-site providing a variety of services including free health screenings.

“We recognize that our responsibilities to keep the community healthy extend outside the wall of the hospital,” said Lori England, laboratory manager at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “We are proud to offer free cholesterol and blood sugar screenings at this year’s Wellness Expo event.”

The American Heart Association recognizes that cholesterol plays a major role in a person’s heart health. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. The AHA recommends that individuals over 20 should have cholesterol checked every four to six years and more often if you are at an elevated risk.

“The screenings will be done on-site with a finger prick with results within 10 minutes and will provide a complete lipid profile and a blood sugar count. For the most accurate results, individuals should fast for 8-10 hours prior to the test.”

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If you would like information about the Wellness Expo, contact Emily Hauter at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317 ext. 235 for more information or LIKE “Wellness Expo Logan County“ on Facebook.

[Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy Communities Partnership]

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