Hospital staff will conduct the screenings to measure the key health indicators that are closely tied to chronic disease such as body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
“Over the past year, Win with Wellness participants have seen significant improvements in their overall health,” said Alan Neushwander, marketing coordinator at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. “Data shows that body mass index among Win with Wellness participants has decreased by 7.8 percent, falling out of the clinically obese range. Cholesterol has declined 4.4 percent, triglycerides are down 10.5 percent, LDL (bad cholesterol) has fallen by six percent and HDL (good cholesterol) has improved by two percent.”
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provided over 500 free health screenings in 2013 through its Win with Wellness program.
Free health screenings will be provided on March 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine in Hart; on March 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. at District Health Department #10 in Baldwin; and on March 14 and 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The screenings are free and open to the public. To participate in the screening, you must be at least 18 years old and have a primary care physician. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 231.845.2222 or log on to www.spectrumhealth.org/