ALMH Offers Free Screenings at the Wellness Expo
The Logan County Department of Public Health, Lincoln Park District, and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital are excited to invite the public to the free Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will be on-site providing a variety of services including free health screenings.
“We recognize that our responsibilities to keep the community healthy extend outside the wall of the hospital,” said Lori England, laboratory manager at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “We are proud to offer free lipid profile and blood sugar screenings at this year’s Wellness Expo event.”
The American Heart Association recognizes that cholesterol plays a major role in a person’s heart health. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. The AHA recommends that individuals over 20 should have cholesterol checked every four to six years and more often if you are at an elevated risk.
“The screenings will be done on-site with a single finger prick with results within 2 minutes. We are using the same analyzer from The ALMH Market. Individuals who participated in screenings at The ALMH Market in the summer will benefit from a consistent result and should bring their Know Your Numbers card if they have it to track their results. For the most accurate results, individuals should fast for 8 hours prior to the test.”
If you would like information about the Wellness Expo, contact Bobbi Langellier at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317 ext. 235 for more information or LIKE “Wellness Expo Logan County“ on Facebook.