Health Services offers cholesterol screenings

Sept. 22, 2005 5:57 p.m.

In recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month in September, University Health Services is encouraging faculty and staff members to have cholesterol screenings.

Screenings are available through University Health Services at a cost of $15 and will include two sessions. Participants will have blood drawn and tested for cholesterol levels. An Office of Employee Health professional will then conduct a b rief physical exam, discuss risk-reduction techniques and help participants develop strategic plans to improve their health. Specialist care will be advised if necessary.

Having blood cholesterol levels checked can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. The National Cholesterol Education Program of the National Institutes of Health recommends that adults 20 and over have their cholesterol levels checked at least every five years.

To schedule a cholesterol screening, contact Peggy Henke in the Office of Employee Health at (609) 258-5035 or