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Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings on March 6

February 14, 2019 – Danville, Kentucky – Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free health screenings at the Garrard County Extension Office in Lancaster.  The screenings will be offered from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 6.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stress, depression, sleep disorder, heart and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50).  After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel.  This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 792-3026.  The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years and older.  In the event of inclement weather, please contact the Garrard County Extension office to check on the status of the screening. 

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