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Cholesterol screening Sept. 18

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer cholesterol screening Thursday, Sept. 18, at Lapham Community Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan.

Screening is by appointment only and will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Screening includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose, as well as blood pressure and body mass calculation. A private health counseling session with a registered nurse will be provided. The screening involves a simple, finger-stick blood test and results will be available within 10 minutes.

Fasting for 12 hours prior to the test is suggested, but not required.

The cost is $26.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 203-762-8958.

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