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CONWAY, SC– On March 10, from 7-10 a.m. at Conway Wellness and Fitness Center, Conway Medical Center’s Healthreach team will be holding a screening open to the community.

Healthreach is CMC’s community outreach program, which provides services to the medically underserved population of Horry County.  “By offering these tests at a reduced rate, it is our hope that people will take advantage of being screened.  This lab panel is the tool that we use to identify some risk factors early in order to manage and prevent them from becoming disease entities or we refer participants to the appropriate health care provider.” states Janie Smith, RN, Healthreach Coordinator.

The blood tests will include a complete metabolic panel plus a lipid profile and TSH. These panels include: Glucose and calcium, tests on various proteins and electrolytes, kidney function assessment, liver function assessment and total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides. For an additional charge a hemoglobin A1-C blood test is available.

Participants should not eat 10-12 hours before blood test and avoiding drinking any liquids other than water. In addition, health education information on Conway Medical Center services such as diabetes, joint replacement, wound care and breast health will be available.  Foot Screenings will also be available at no charge from CMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Cost is $25 and you must register by March 6. Hemoglobin testing is an additional $15. To register contact the Healthreach office at 843-234-5019 or 843-347-8068 or by email at smott@cmc-sc.com.

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