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Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Sponsors March Cholesterol Screenings

February 18, 2010

As part of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s monthly screening program, the following cholesterol screenings have been scheduled for March:  Finger-stick screenings are scheduled for:  Wednesday, March 3, 10 a.m. - noon at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Avenue North and Thursday, March 4, 10 a.m. – noon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in the main lobby.

Total cholesterol, lipid panel and blood pressure screenings will be held at the YMCA, 62nd Avenue N. extension on: Mondays, Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays,  March 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

The finger-stick screening measures total cholesterol and results are available in less than three minutes. There is a $7 fee for the total cholesterol screening and $20 for the lipid panel.

Total cholesterol screenings for $7 and a lipid profile (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) for $20 are available at HealthFinders at Coastal Grand Mall, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on  a walk-in basis. A 12-hour fast is required for the lipid profile. 

For more information, call (843) 692-4444.