Local Hospital to Host Health Screenings

A hospital in Tuscarawas County is inviting the public to a health screen that will focus on a variety of health concerns.

On Friday, June 8th Trinity Hospital Twin City is once again hosting a health screen event in Uhrichsville. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mako’s Market, 240 East Third Street, Uhrichsville.

“As busy moms and caregivers, we often remember to take care of everyone but ourselves. These screenings can find underlying health problems early when they can typically be easily treated through a visit with your medical provider. Finding and detecting health issues early means little to no downtime for you and your family.” Jennifer Demuth, Trinity Hospital Twin City Marketing & Grant Coordinator

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

For $5, health screen 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.

Officials add that 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. Participating in regular health screenings is one of the best ways to detect medical problems early.

No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen.  A ten to twelve hour fast is required for the blood tests, and participants are encouraged to continue drinking water while fasting.  For more information, please call (740) 922-7450, ext. 2124.

Michaela Madison Reporting

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