"Be Healthy Week" Activities at Good Samaritan Health Center Take Place April 19-25

Each year, the Merrill Area Healthy Lifestyle Network (MAHLN) hosts “Be Healthy Week,” a weeklong celebration of health and wellness in the Merrill Community.

As a part of this years celebration which takes place April 19-25, Ministry Health Care’s Good Samaritan Health Center is joining with other area health agencies to provide free health screening opportunities and a nutrition education program.

The Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team will provide free heart health assessments on Monday April 19 from 3-7 p.m. and Tuesday April 20 from 7-11 a.m. These adult screenings and consultations will be held on the 4th Floor of Good Samaritan Health Center and will feature cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index testing. Advanced registration is requested by calling Good Samaritan Health Center at 715.539.5090. Cholesterol screening is limited to the first 150 registrants and is provided in part by support from the Merrill Area Community Foundation – a fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.

In addition to the heart health assessments, Lincoln County Health Department will be providing free adult vaccinations including tetanus, Hepatitis A and B and HPV injections. During the Monday screenings, Dr. Jeff Chism of Advanced Foot and Ankle Center will also be providing free diabetic foot screenings.

Be Healthy Week continues at Good Samaritan Health Center on Wednesday April 21, with “Eating Smart,” an education program featuring Kari Mizgalski, registered dietitian with Ministry Health Care. Mizgalski will lead an informative discussion on living a heart healthy life along with nutrition information and important label reading tips to live healthy lifestyle. Eating Smart will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Good Samaritan Health Center. Advanced registration is also requested for this event by calling 715.539.5090.

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