Free health screenings on offer

The Cayman Heart Fund is offering free medical screenings to 
the public on Saturday, 1 June. 

The free checks will be available at the lower hall of the New Testament Church of God, located at 26 Bronze Road in George Town – opposite the Mirco Centre and next to Animal House – from 8am to 11am on Saturday. 

The screenings will allow members of the public to know their numbers when it comes to their blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, blood glucose, cholesterol and HbA1c. Doctors from private practices, nurses from the Health Services Authority and the private sector, as well as student doctors from St. Matthew’s University will be on hand to carry out the testing and to discuss results 
and give fitness assessments. 

There will also be information booths from Cayman Pharmacy Group and the Diabetes Association. 

Anyone planning to have testing done is advised not to eat or drink for 10 hours before the screening, except to wash down medications like blood pressure tablets, which should be taken as normal.  

People are also advised to try to bring previous screening or lab reports with them so they can be compared with their test results Saturday. 

The free checks are open to everyone.  

 

For more information, or to volunteer on Saturday, call the Cayman Heart Fund at 916-6324 or email [email protected]

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Blood pressure checks will be among the free screenings offered on Saturday. – PHOTO: FILE
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  1. Everything you know about cholesterol is wrong. Fear of cholesterol is melting away. And the patents on the massively profitable cholesterol-lowering medications are starting to expire.Total cholesterol is an almost meaningless number. To get valuable information from cholesterol numbers means you have to look at them more closely: at HDL, LDL (including particle size) and triglycerides.
    Approximately 50% of all heart attacks and most strokes occur in people with normal cholesterol levels.
    The PLAC Test is the only blood test cleared by the FDA to aid in assessing an individual’s risk for both heart attack and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis – 87% of strokes are ischemic.

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