Health screenings are free July 11

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

Sam’s Club stores are offering free health screenings for one day in July to members and non-members alike as a way of encouraging seniors to get preventative healthcare.
The service will be available July 11 at all stores with pharmacies.Those locations include two in King County – Auburn (1101 Outlet Collection Dr. SW.), Renton (901 S. Grady Way) and Seattle (13550 Aurora Ave. )
As the nation’s 50-and-older population continues to grow, services that help prevent and detect potential health problems become increasingly important. Yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, only 25 percent of adults 50 to 64 years old are taking advantage of the preventive services available to them, said Jill Turner-Michael, Sam’s Club’s senior vice president for health and wellness.
The free screenings for Sam’s Club and the general public will include blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), risk ratio, glucose and body mass index.
“We hope to give older adults a chance to protect one of their most valuable assets – their health,” Turner-Michael said.

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