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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC's 25th Annual HealthCheck Providing Expanded Offering of Screenings
SAN MARCOS, TX – The largest health screening event in Hays County, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) HealthCheck, has expanded for its 25th anniversary and now offers ten new screenings to the list of offerings. CTMC will celebrate HealthCheck’s 25th year with a larger event and a special reduced anniversary rate, on Thurs., April 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

The new screenings offer a detailed focus on a variety of health issues. The new health screenings provided are grip and pinch strength test, Pulse Ox/cardio fitness testing, skin cancer/sun damage screening, speech, swallowing and cognitive screening, depression screening, hand massages using aromatherapy, head and neck screenings for cancer and Framingham cardiovascular risk assessment.

“We are delighted to be offering more choices during this special anniversary of HealthCheck,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “By offering a larger variety of screenings, we are providing a greater opportunity for people to get a truer picture of their own personal health status.”

The basic HealthCheck screening includes a complete metabolic panel, lipid panel and complete blood cell count. Additional tests include prostate specific antigen (PSA) for $15, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for $15 and hemoglobin A1C for $10. Tdap, hepatitis A & B, Twinrix and HPV vaccines will also be available for the first time this year for $25 through the Hays County Personal Health Department.

Other screenings which will be offered once again this year are pulmonary function testing, vision and glaucoma, glucose checks, blood pressure, height/weight, body composition and Be The Match Registry-National Marrow Donor Program. Along with the expanded screenings, this year’s HealthCheck will have more exhibitors and health talks presented by more than 15 physicians from CTMC’s medical staff.

In honor of the anniversary, the already-low $35 fee for nearly $500 worth of valuable tests is being rolled back to $25. Pre-registration is already underway. For an added convenience, several pre-event blood draws will take place at CTMC and at various locations in Hays County from February 18 to April 8. All blood draws will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For more information about HealthCheck, please visit www.ctmc.org and click on HealthCheck 2011 under the Education and Events tab. To register, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at 512.753.3818, or visit the new Health Living Community Resource Center in the main lobby of CTMC.



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