Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Offer Free Cholesterol and Glucose Screening at the Rhode Island Free Clinic

(Providence, RI, 10.20.2011)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is holding a wellness screening event to check cholesterol and glucose levels on Thursday, November 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence. All members of the public are invited to participate.

This wellness screening provides a fast and convenient look at vital health indicators, including total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose (blood sugar). Fasting is not required.

It is important for people to be regularly screened for cholesterol and glucose levels, as high cholesterol is a leading indicator of heart disease, and high glucose levels may be a sign of prediabetes and diabetes. Understanding the risks provides the opportunity to make lifestyle changes, and seek treatment to prevent the disease and even death.

Registration for this BCBSRI screening event is not required.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state's leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

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