Saint Francis to Provide Free Health Screenings for Veterans

To celebrate Veterans Day, Saint Francis Medical Center will host two free heart and health screenings for veterans on November 2 and 16 from 7 to 10 am. Screenings will take place in the Health and Wellness Center conference rooms at Fitness Plus, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road, Entrance 8.

The screenings are provided free to veterans thanks to funding from Saint Francis Foundation and the Cape Girardeau County Senior Citizens Fund.

It is important to remember to monitor your risk for coronary heart disease and other health hazards. The free screenings will include the following measurements: blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cardiac risk assessment and glucose for diabetes. For accurate results, a 10-12 hour fast is required. Medications may be taken with water while fasting.

Appointment times are limited and registration is required; please call 573-331-3996.

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