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April Cholesterol Screenings Announced

March 22, 2011

Myrtle Beach, SC - As part of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s monthly screening program, the following cholesterol screenings have been scheduled for April:  Finger-stick screenings are scheduled for:  Wednesday, April 6, 10 am - noon at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Avenue North and Thursday, April 7, 11 am – noon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Total cholesterol, lipid profile and blood pressure screenings will be held at the YMCA, 62nd Avenue N. extension, Thursday, April 7 and 21, 9:30 – 10:30 am.

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 and a lipid profile (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) are available at HealthFinders at Coastal Grand Mall, Monday - Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm on a walk-in basis.  A 12-hour fast is required for the lipid profile.  For more information, call (843) 692-4444.

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