FREE Lipid Screenings Throughout February!

 

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH

 “Love Your Heart”

The Highland County Health Department is offering FREE Lipid Profile screens throughout the month of February in honor of National Heart Health Month. This screening is incredibly important in assessing if someone is at risk for heart disease. 

Did you know?

  • Every year in the United States, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually
  • Having high LDL (bad) cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease

FREE Lipid Profile screens will be available throughout the month of February to residents of Highland County who are 45 years or older.  This screening requires that you fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 12 hours before the test.  For more information or to schedule your FREE screening, contact us at the Highland County Health Department (937)393-1941.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Donations

The Highland County Health Department and Highland County Emergency Management Agency are currently accepting donations for those displaced by the fires in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in Tennessee. Items needed are personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products) and cases of water.

Our local truck will be leaving Friday night, so donations will be accepted in the office until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Our office hours for drop off are Wednesday, November 30 until 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 1 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Friday, December 2 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Additionally, immediate monetary donations of $10 can be made to the American Red Cross by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. Cash or check donations by mail can be made by visiting redcross.org/donate. A donation form from the website must be sent if sending donation by mail.

Give us a call at (937)393-1941 for any questions. We appreciate all donations during this difficult time.