Free health screenings to be offered at SCC

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By Special to The Sun


St. Catharine College will offer free health screenings for adults over age 18 on Wednesday, Nov. 9. This service is especially important for adults who have not seen a doctor recently. The screenings will take place in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Due to high demand, it is suggested you reserve your appointment no later than Nov. 2.

Among the services that will be provided are blood pressure screenings, cholesterol checks, glucose readings, body mass index, sun damage screenings, renal function, stroke risk and colorectal cancer screening kits for adults over age 50. For the cholesterol and glucose screenings, please don’t eat 12 hours before the test.
All results will be confidential and will be used by a registered nurse to provide an understanding of your health data and assessing lifestyle options to improve or maintain your health.
“At a time when so many individuals go without routine health assessments, St. Catharine College is delighted to make the various health screenings available, not only to the entire St. Catharine community, but to the general public as well,” said Dr. Harry Nickens, Dean of the St. Catharine College School of Health Sciences. “We would encourage anyone who has not had a health assessment within the past year to call and reserve a time. Findings will be interpreted by a registered nurse. We hope to have a full schedule of persons taking advantage of this great opportunity.”
The screenings are sponsored by St. Catharine College Human Resources, St. Catharine Motherhouse and Sansbury Care Center in cooperation with Ephraim McDowell Health Community Services in Danville and the Lexington chapter of the National Kidney Foundation.
To make your appointment, please contact Sr. Mary Brigid Gregory at (859) 336-5082, ext. 1330 by Nov. 2.