Uhrichsville, Ohio, - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be offering free blood pressure checks and low-cost blood tests during a community health screen this Friday, November 9th, at Mako's Market. The event will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the market located at 240 East Third Street. 

In addition to free blood pressure checks, blood tests to measure total cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels will be available for $10 a person. This regular monthly health screen also includes measurements of HDL (the good cholesterol), LDL (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides for no additional charge.

For $5, participants can receive a Hemoglobin A1C screening, a blood test that measures blood sugar levels over three months. A1C screenings can reveal how well a person is managing his/her diabetes.

Blood glucose tests are recommended for all adults who are overweight and/or have other risk factors for diabetes. Cholesterol checks are recommended for all adults at least once every five years or sooner as directed by a doctor. 

No appointment is necessary to participate.  A 10- to 12-hour fast is required for the blood tests. Participants are encouraged to continue drinking water while fasting.  For more information, call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124.

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