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Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Sponsors December Cholesterol Screenings

November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009 - As part of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s monthly screening program, the following cholesterol screenings have been scheduled for December:  Wednesday, December 2,  10 a.m. - noon at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Avenue North; Thursday, December 3, 10 a.m. – noon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in the main lobby; Mondays, December 7, 21 and 28, from noon – 1 p.m. and Thursdays, December 3, 10 and 31, from 8:30 – 9: 30 a.m. at the new YMCA, 62nd Ave. ext, Myrtle Beach. 

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

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