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Health / Safety

Free blood pressure, cholesterol screenings

February 11, 2013

Many risk factors for heart disease may be out of our control, such as age and family history, but there are some that we can work to take charge of.

Celebrate your heart

The first step to keeping your heart healthy is to know how you measure up when it comes to risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. Once you know your numbers, you can take the steps you need to improve your health and decrease your future risk of heart disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all adults age 20 and older have their cholesterol levels checked at least once every five years.

To help you get on the road to a heart health, the Health District of Northern Larimer County will be offering free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings on campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
8 a.m.- noon
Lory Student Center –Main floor, across from Information Desk

**This screening is free for CSU students, faculty and staff who are residents of the Health District (northern Larimer County). Proof of residency not required. All others are $15.

Appointments are recommended. Call the Health District at (970) 224-5209 to register. Walk-ins accepted on a space available basis.

What to expect at the screening

A fingerstick test will be used to obtain results for:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood glucose

Within 20 minutes, a registered nurse will:

  • Check blood pressure
  • Assess risk for diabetes and heart attack
  • Explain the test results
  • Provide a follow-up recommendation
  • Provide health education materials

A twelve-hour fast is necessary for best results. If you have diabetes, please check with your doctor regarding whether or not you should take your medicine or fast for this test.

Contact Cheri Nichols, RN, BSN, Health District of Northern Larimer County, at (970) 224-5209 with any questions.

Contact: Marie Allen
Phone: 491-1088