According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for most of our nation’s health care costs.
The City-County Health Department hopes to change some of that and they have a plan. Starting at 9 am on Friday, April 6, the health district will be conducting free health screenings for the public. They say you do not even need an I.D. or insurance card just bring yourself.
The health screenings being offered are, kidney function, glucose, blood pressure and diabetes (A1C).
The City-County Health Department tells KRIS 6 that the screenings should not take more than 10 minutes, and they just want people to know that if they do get checked now they could hopefully prevent any chronic diseases in the future.