Ludington Hospital to offer biometric screening 

April 4, 2023

Ludington Hospital to offer biometric screening 

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, part of Corewell Health, will offer a free biometric screening for up to 48 people on Wednesday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lakeshore Resource Network located at 920 E. Tinkham Avenue.

“Biometric screenings consist of checking important numbers such as blood sugar, blood cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index,” said Kelly Barnhardt, a registered nurse and tobacco treatment specialist with the Community Services department at Ludington Hospital. “Blood sugar can tell us if a person has diabetes or pre-diabetes, which is very important to know because if left untreated, diabetes can be very harmful to a person’s overall health.

“Checking blood lipids and body mass index is important because it can indicate risk for cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States,” Barnhardt said. “These are key health indicators that can help instruct our behaviors to help prevent or manage disease. Our health is such a crucial part of how we live. It’s important to know what’s going on with your body, and it’s important to take care of your body and your health in order to live the best life possible.”

Those attending the biometric screening will receive immediate results. Fasting is required for eight hours prior to the event.

Spaces are limited. Walk-ins are accepted; however appointments are encouraged. Register for an appointment here or by calling the Community Services department at 231.845.2222.

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