Eastside to host community health screenings

SNELLVILLE -- Eastside Medical Center will host a community health screening later this month.

Held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, the screenings will include these offerings: fasting blood sugar ($3.80), cholesterol ($5) and total lipid profile, which includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and cardiac risk factors ($17.80).

Participants must be 18 or older and fast from 8 p.m. the night before with "no more than a sip of water to take any required medication," officials said.

Participants should bring their physician's name and address with them. Copies of the results will be mailed to physicians and patients.

The program will also offer free stroke assessments and blood pressure checks.

Those interested must register by calling Medline at 1-800-242-5662.