Blood Pressure Screening Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure can fluctuate with exercise, injury, illness, and emotional reactions. Health care professionals will check the participant's blood pressure. If the participant's blood pressure falls outside normal ranges, further evaluation by a healthcare provider is encouraged. Your blood pressure should not exceed 119/79. Pulse Screening is primarily measured on the participant's wrist. The pulse corresponds to each beat of the heart. The normal number of pulse beats per minute in the average adult varies from 60 to 80, with fluctuations occurring with exercise, injury, illness and emotional reactions. Sponsored by ReGenesis Health Care. (FREE)
Cholesterol Screening High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease. It is recommended that all adults age 20 and older have a fasting lipoprotein profile done at least once every 5 years. The test includes total cholesterol (TC), HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), TC/HDL ratio, and triglyceride measurements. This particular screening also includes glucose (blood sugar) testing for diabetes. Fasting is required. (Fasting means no food after 12 Midnight the night prior. Drinking water or black coffee is ok. You may also take any normal AM medications as directed.) ($15) Limited availability. Cash only.
Finger Stick Glucose Screening This screening helps to identify your fasting blood glucose level. Educators will teach you to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of diabetes. An unhealthy diet may lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes or other diseases. Diabetes causes other serious illnesses such as eye, kidney, heart, foot, and wound complications. This station will also supply valuable information and resources on how to make healthy lifestyle changes. This screening will only be available to participants who have not chosen the Cholesterol Screening. (FREE)
Foot Screening This screening identifies foot problems such as corns, calluses, bunions, blisters, skin conditions, plantar warts and nerve and vascular issues. People with diabetes are vulnerable to nerve and vascular damage that can result in poor circulation and poor healing of foot sores and ulcers. Taking good care of your feet is very important in your overall health and wellness. (FREE)
Heart Health Corner Learn more about your chances of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, and score recommendations to improve your heart health. Family Nurse Practitioner Nichole Snow, MSN ANP-BC of Spartanburg Cardiology will be on hand to share heart healthy tips, and answer questions about Exercise Stress Tests and other procedures that may be indicated for at-risk individuals. (FREE)
Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) ScreeningThis screening provides you with your Body Mass Index (BMI), using your height, weight and waist measurement to identify your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. BMI is considered reliable for assessing obesity. It does not take into account a person's fat-to-muscle ratio (muscle takes up space but weighs more than fat). Therefore, it is not a reliable measure for athletes or highly physically active participants. (FREE)
Oral Health Screening This screening identifies tooth and gum disease and oral cancer by examining the inside of the mouth for sores and lesions. Education regarding the importance of periodic oral exams and risk factors for oral diseases is provided. Sponsored by ReGenesis Health Care. (FREE)
Vision Screening This screening checks how well you see at near and far distances by reading letters on a basic eye chart. If you already wear glasses or contacts you should wear them during this screening. A prescription for eyeglasses and or contacts is not included. Sponsored by the Spartanburg Lions Club (FREE)