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Free flu prevention program to be offered

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

St. Bernards will host a free lunch and learn on Friday, Oct. 14, on preparing for flu season.

Jennifer Wharton and Allie Pattillo, St. Bernards community educators, will present “Flu and You: The Importance of Preparing for the Flu Season.”

The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the conference room at St. Bernards Health and Wellness, 1416 East Matthews Ave., and will include a free, heart-healthy lunch.

In addition, a from 7 until 10 that morning area residents can take advantage of free screenings for total cholesterol, anemia, glucose, blood pressure, height/weight/body fat percentage, and body mass index.

Additional tests will be available for minimal fees and include full lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) for $8.50; hemoglobin A1C (average blood sugar over three months) for $6.50; and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for men 40 and older, $12.50.

Fasting for lab testing is strongly encouraged for 6-8 hours before the lab draw to increase accuracy of test results.

Those interested in attending the lunch and learn should make reservations by Tuesday, Oct. 11, by call 870-207-7300.

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