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Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island To Offer Free Cholesterol And Glucose Screening On June 2nd

May 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is holding a free wellness screening event to check cholesterol and glucose levels on Saturday, June 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy dental clinic.  This clinic is taking place at the Community College of Rhode Island, Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln.  All members of the public are invited to participate.

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

It is important for people to be regularly screened for cholesterol and glucose levels.  High cholesterol is a leading indicator of heart disease, and high glucose levels may be a sign of prediabetes and diabetes.  Understanding the risks provides the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to prevent or manage these conditions.

Registration is not required for this BCBSRI screening.

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 more than 103 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.