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Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island To Offer Free Cholesterol, Glucose And Blood Pressure Screening

February 2, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is holding a wellness screening event to check cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure levels on Saturday, February 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Clinic/Clinica Esperanza, 60 Valley Street, Providence.  All members of the public are invited to attend.

This wellness screening provides a fast and convenient look at vital health indicators, including total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), glucose (blood sugar) and blood pressure.  Fasting is not required.

It is important for individuals to regularly be screened for cholesterol and glucose levels, as high cholesterol is a leading indicator of heart disease, and high glucose levels may be a sign of diabetes.  Additionally, high blood pressure (hypertension) may lead to stroke and/or heart attack if left uncontrolled.  Understanding the risks provides the opportunity to make lifestyle changes, and seek treatment to prevent disease and even death.

Registration for this BCBSRI screening event is not required.

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members.  The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  For more information, visit BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 100 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.