Friday, September 4, 2009

Screenings Available at Northwest Hospital

Health screenings at Northwest Hospital can help you learn about your heart.

The screenings, held next weekend, include blood pressure, body composition analysis, heart health lifestyle assessment, lipid panel, and comprehensive metabolic blood profile. There is a $20 fee.

The comprehensive metabolic profile includes glucose, creatinine, sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, alkaline, phosphatase, total protein, albumin, anion gap, calcium, and total bilirubin. The lipid panel includes HDL cholesterol, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides.

Pre-registration is required, call 410-601-9355. Participants must fast 12 hours. You should drink 8 ounces of water prior to the screening in order to have an accurate body composition analysis. Please wear loose clothing. Blood will be drawn from your arm.

Results will be mailed to you in 4-5 weeks. Also included in your fee is a 2-week free membership to LifeBridge Health & Fitness.

These screenings are not intended to be used as a substitute for your regular doctor exam,
but as an added checkup. All results should be shared with your physician.

Appointments begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 at the Northwest Hospital Education Center, 5401 Old Court Road in Randallstown.

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