Free health screenings available

The Cayman Heart Fund is offering free medical screenings to the public on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The free cardiac health checks will be available at Savannah United Church, located on 17 Astral Way, running from 8-11:30 a.m.

“The screenings are important because for many, this is the first time that they are being tested and learn that they may be at risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” said Heart Fund program coordinator Sue Rajah.

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, nurses and St. Matthew’s University student doctors will carry out the testing and discuss results.

“We are trying to capture as many residents as possible who can’t afford to or do not have insurance at these screenings,” said Ms. Rajah.

No eating or drinking is advised 10 hours prior to taking the test.

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