St. Bernards offers free monthly health screenings

Published: May. 19, 2023 at 4:46 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - St. Bernards continues to offer numerous, free wellness screening opportunities.

St. Bernards hosted Community Wellness Screening event on Friday, May 19, from 7-10 a.m. at the St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington Ave.

As a part of American Stroke Awareness Month, stroke education information was made available.

Participants can take advantage of numerous, free screening opportunities, including blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, anemia, glucose, hemoglobin A1C, a lipid panel and a colon cancer screening.

Community Health Educator Karen Summitt said when it comes to men, colon screenings are extremely necessary.

“For men, it’s very treatable,” she said. “So just looking at that from the standpoint of protecting your health, versus getting to a point where you have symptoms, and the disease progression might be very advanced.”

During the month of June, St. Bernards will host two more free health screening events. The first will be on Friday, June 9, and the second on Saturday, June 17.

The second screening event is in conjunction with a Juneteenth celebration and a blood draw, according to Summitt.