Contact: Geni Alexander, PIO
Boone Hospital Center's "Know Your Numbers" Mobile Health Unit will offer free health screenings on Thursday, June 27th from 8 a.m. - noon at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1005 West Worley in Columbia.
The screenings will include: total cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL and LDL, blood pressure and body composition analysis. For best results, persons should fast (no food; drink only clear liquids) for 8-12 hours before the screening.
"We're excited to once again host the ‘Know Your Numbers' Mobile Health Unit," said Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Americans spend $1.65 trillion dollars each year treating patients with one or more chronic diseases. "The Know Your Numbers unit gives mid-Missourians the opportunity to take charge of their own health by knowing where they stand currently, and learning about how to get to that healthy range."