January 29, 2013

HMH Offering Free Lipid Profile at Saturday Fair

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) announced it will offer a a free lipid profile at Heart Fair 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held at the inside fifth floor auditorium of the hospital.

A lipid profile entails a total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and glucose checks. The profile is valued at $75.

To qualify of for the free profile, Karen Blaiklock, health and wellness promotion manager for HMH, said people must pre-register by end of business Wednesday. You can schedule an appointment by calling (270) 706-1250, or go to www.hmh.net.

Other things attendants can do is get a body mass index examination, have blood glucose levels checked, as well as their blood pressure.

According to Blaiklock there will be booths available with information on heart healthy nutrition, cardiac catheterization, disease and weight management, stroke prevention, diabetes and fitness.

Also available will be information associated with what are called the simple seven measures of life by the American Health Association: Get active, control cholesterol, eat better, manage blood pressure, lose weight, reduce blood sugar and stop smoking.

She added that if a person is older than 20 they should get their cholesterol checked at least one time every five years.

For those that aren't able to attend the fair, the hospital says they can go to the website to find out where the Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit can be found during the month of February.

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