Get cholesterol levels measured

WOODSTOCK – In honor of American Heart Month, the McHenry County Department of Health will offer cholesterol screenings in February.

Appointments can be made for:

• 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St. Call 815-334-4536.

• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St. Call 815-943-4671.

• 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the health department, 100 N. Virginia St., Crystal Lake. Call 815-334-4536.

The screening requires a 12-hour fast and includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting blood glucose, blood pressure and cardiovascular education. The cost is $35.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death – one in four deaths – for both men and women in the United States. For information, visit www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/what_you_can_do.htm.

– Northwest Herald

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