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Cardiovascular tests
 offered in Harvard

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Health Department will offer a cholesterol screening from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard.

The screening requires a 12-hour fast and includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure and cardiovascular education. 

To make an appointment, call the library’s Circulation Desk at 815-943-4671.

The cost is $35.

High cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms but can be treated. Individuals can keep blood cholesterols low by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.

For information on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, visit the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/what_you_can_do.htm.

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