ALMH Offers Free
Screenings at the Wellness Expo
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[February 14, 2019]
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 16 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at
the Lincoln Park District.
ALMH will be providing free lipid profile and blood sugar screenings
at this year’s event.
“We recognize that our responsibility to keep the community healthy
extends outside the walls of the hospital,” said Angela
Stoltzenburg, ALMH Community Health Collaborative director.
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
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“The screenings will be done on-site with a single finger prick and will provide
results within 2 minutes. For those individuals who participated in screenings
at The ALMH Market, it’s important to note that we are using the same analyzer
so they will benefit from a consistent result and should bring their “Know Your
Numbers” tracking card,” said Stoltzenburg.
For the most accurate results, individuals should fast for 8 hours prior to the
lipid and blood sugar test.
If you would like information about the Wellness Expo, contact Salena Matson at
the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317 ext. 235.
[Angela L. Stoltzenburg, MBA
Community Health Collaborative, Director
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]