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Grand Strand Regional Medical Center Sponsors January Cholesterol Screenings

December 15, 2011

Myrtle Beach, SC - As part of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s monthly screening program, the following cholesterol screenings have been scheduled for January:  Finger-stick screenings are scheduled for:  Tuesday, January 3, 11 am – noon at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and Wednesday, January 4, 10 am - noon at Grand Strand Senior Center, 268 21st Avenue North..

Total cholesterol, lipid profile and blood pressure screenings will be held at the YMCA, 62nd Avenue N. extension, on Tuesday, January 3 and 17, 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 – 7:30 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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