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Published on January 22, 2018 8:49PM

Registration is now open for free heart health screenings set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center.

Appointments are on offer from 8 am to noon, lasting about 30 minutes apiece. Screenings include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. Copies of test results will be provided so participants can follow up with their primary care provider.

For accurate test results, participants should not eat or drink anything other than water for eight hours prior to their appointment. Most medications are okay to take, with water, prior to the screenings, but check with your primary care provider to be sure. Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided for people to enjoy after their tests.

Past participants should also note that this year’s screening is in a different location. Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center is located at 2870 NE West Devils Road, on the campus of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).

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