The eleventh annual Men’s Health Tune-Up is around the corner. The
event will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
the Highland Woods Community Center on Hart Street. The tune-up will offer
a wide array of vital health screenings specifically aimed towards men.
Some of the free screenings that will be offered include; Lipid Profile
(Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides), Blood Sugar, Creatinine/Glomerular
Filtration Rate (Kidney Function), PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening), Respiratory
Function, Colorectal Take-Home Kits, Blood Pressure and more. 12-hour
fasting is recommended for these screenings, but is not required.
“This event has grown so much throughout the years. We will have
over 25 hospital booths available to provide health screenings and information
specifically aimed towards men’s health and some new attractions
this year that I believe many will find interesting and helpful,”
said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “This is an opportunity for us
to provide free, preventative health screenings, ranging from blood work
to respiratory function, to those who cannot afford it or do not have
a health care provider.” There will be plenty of other activities
in addition to the screenings, including exhibits and demonstrations,
as well as hot dogs and beverages that will be served.
This is the eleventh annual Men’s Health Tune-Up, and past years
have demonstrated the critical need to bring education and health screenings
to the public. In 2014, 585 men from Knox and the surrounding communities
took advantage of the free blood screenings. Of those men an astounding
86% had abnormal blood pressure, 55% had abnormal triglyceride screenings
and 74% had abnormal LDL.
“This is certainly one of the largest community outreach events we
have all year,” said Mickey Pagan, Director of Integrated Health
Delivery. “This event has been very well attended in the past and
we anticipate that this year will be the same. We tell our patients that
it is important to ‘know your numbers’ and hope that they
will be more informed and aware of their health status.”
Reservations are not required for this event. The Men’s Health Tune-Up
will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Highland
Woods Community Center, 1377 S. Hart Street. For more information, call
the Good Samaritan Marketing Department at 812.885.3336.