CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (8/9/12) – Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Health Express will be offering a free health screening opportunity at the Murray Walmart Friday, August 10 from 6 -10 a.m..
The screenings are free to the communities visited by Health Express and are provided to detect diseases in the earliest stages when there are often no symptoms. Under most circumstances, cholesterol and triglyceride levels (lipids) should be checked every five years. The screening is FREE to every Health Express patron once every five years. More frequent testing requires a doctor’s written prescription and costs $15.
Annual screenings are recommended for diabetes patients. The cholesterol (HDL/LDL) and triglyceride screening requires a food fast (water only) for 12 hours. A Fecal Occult Blood Screening Kit is always available on the Health Express for $4. This screening detects blood in the stool, which can be an early indicator of colon cancer.
For more information on the Health Express schedule or about the screenings offered, call 270-762-1348.
Information provided by Kyser Lough
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