Above: Graphic logo for Sharp HealthCare. Courtesy of Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp HealthCare has launched an initiative to screen 5,000 San Diegans at more than 60 community events across the county. The free screenings measure five key health indicators: total cholesterol/HDL ratio, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and tobacco use.
An individual screening takes only 15 minutes to complete and results are immediate. Registration is not required and adults over the age of 18 are invited to participate, whether or not they have health insurance or see a Sharp-affiliated physician. Fasting is not required prior to being screened.
For information about the community screenings, locations and times, please visit www.sharp.com/screenings or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).