Good Samaritan’s annual Men’s Health Tune-Up is right around
the corner. The event will be held Tuesday, October 2 from 4 to 7 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 toward
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.
“We usually expect around 500-600 men each year,” said Rob
McLin, President and CEO at Good Samaritan. “That is a very large
number of people in our community who we are able to help and provide
free preventative services to. We want to get them on the right track
toward being happy and healthy.”
The Men’s Health Tune-Up began 14 years ago after it was demonstrated that there was a critical need to
bring education and health screenings to the public. In 2017, 535 men
from Knox and the surrounding communities took advantage of the free blood
screenings. Of those men an astounding 54% had abnormal triglyceride screenings,
71% had abnormal LDL and 7% had abnormal PSA numbers.
“The Respiratory Care Department is pleased to attend the Men’s
Health Tune Up every year to promote lung health”, said Janet Sievers,
Director of Respiratory Care. “Screening and early identification
of lung disease provides the opportunity to slow the progression of lung
disease and provide options for patients. We also promote healthy lifestyle,
including tobacco cessation information to assist those who are ready
to kick the habit. We are committed to the health of our community and
want to do our part.”
Some of the other departments on hand will include: Cardiology, Endoscopy,
Pharmacy, Oncology, Trauma, Samaritan Center, Joint Replacement Center,
Physician Services and more.
Each attendee will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Niehaus
Home Center, donated by Good Samaritan’s Foundation, by simply visiting
both the screening and information booths throughout the evening and getting
a card signed.
Reservations are not required for this event. The Men’s Health Tune-Up
will be held Tuesday, October 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Highland Woods Community
Center, 1377 S. Hart Street. For more information, call the Good Samaritan
Marketing Department at 812-885-3336.