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January 25, 2010

St. Nicholas Hospital to Offer a Cholesterol-Lipid/Glucose Screening

Sheboygan, Wis.—In recognition of National Heart Month, celebrated in February, St. Nicholas Hospital will be offering a Cholesterol-Lipid/Glucose Screening as part of its Paint the Town Red campaign.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide for men and women, including in the United States. American Heart Month promotes awareness of heart disease, causes, and ways to reduce the chance of developing a cardiovascular disease. Many factors can lead to heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and obesity.

Cholesterol is a leading indicator of heart disease. Learn your risks with this simple finger stick screening. The screening will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in the Bonaventure Room at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Fee is $25. This full lipid profile includes cholesterol, HDL, calc. LDL, and triglycerides; and glucose. A 12-hour fast is recommended for more accurate results. For information about the screening or to register, call 920/459-4636 or [click here]

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Assistant
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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