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Cholesterol screening appointments available

Published: Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:26 p.m. CDT

HARVARD – Appointments are still available for a cholesterol screening, sponsored by the McHenry County Department of Health, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 22 at Harvard-Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St. 

Appointments are required at 815-334-4851. The cost is $35.

The screening requires a 12-hour fast and includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure, heart age assessment and cardiovascular education. A nursing consult is available once results are received.

For more information on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/what_you_can_do.htm.

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