Get heart smart with a free screening


To raise awareness of heart health, Samaritan Health Services will offer a free heart health screening on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center, 2870 NE West Devils Lake Road, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Registration is required, and space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780.

Tests take approximately 30 minutes, with the appointment lasting about 45 minutes. Screenings include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. Copies of test results will be provided so participants may follow up with their primary care provider.

Eight hours of fasting is required, and no food or beverages other than water should be consumed after midnight the night before the test. Most medications are OK to take, with water, prior to the screenings. Check with your primary care provider to be sure. Do not make any changes to your medication schedule without checking in with your provider. Also, do not put on hand lotion before the screening. Refreshments will be provided at each screening for people to enjoy after their tests.

If you make an appointment and find you will be unable to attend, please call so the appointment time may be made available to someone else.

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