Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City will offer free and low-cost screenings during a community health screening event on Friday, September 14, at Mako’s Market.

Free blood pressure checks will be available during the event, which runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Blood tests to measure total cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels will also be offered at a cost of $10 per person. This screening also includes measurements of HDL (the good cholesterol), LDL (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides for no additional charge.

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.

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

No appointment is necessary to participate in the event, however, participants should note that the blood tests require a 10- to 12-hour fast. Participants are encouraged to continue drinking water while fasting. For more information, call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124.

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