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Residents get insight into health at community screening

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

St. Bernards Medical Center offered community health screenings Friday morning at their Health and Wellness Institute.

Several of the screenings were available for free while others were available at a low cost.

Freddie Ann Brewer said she likes to keep an eye on her cholesterol and wanted to stop by to get a free screening.

“If yours is normal, they don’t really check it at the doctor’s office too much,” Brewer said. “I got them to break it down into the different levels.”

Brewer said she believes opportunities like this one are beneficial to the community.

“I think a lot of people who don’t normally go to the doctor might come to this,” Brewer said. “It doesn’t cost them anything.”

St.Bernards also hosted a Lunch & Learn focused on bariatric surgery used to combat obesity.

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