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Published on August 11, 2014

Regional health screening set for Sept. 5 in Murrells Inlet

Monday, August 11, 2014

Take charge of your health and attend Georgetown Hospital System’s  Regional Health Screening 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Murrells Inlet.

The event is one of several screenings that GHS offers throughout the year and includes a variety of health screenings, many of which are free, as well as information about GHS programs and physicians and tips for a healthy lifestyle.

Free screenings include those for blood pressure, osteoporosis, hearing, vision, blood sugar and oral cancer, as well as body fat analysis. Qualification information for free mammograms also will be available.

Screenings that are offered for a fee include chemistry-24 blood panel, $20; thyroid screening, $15; diabetes (hemoglobin A1C), $15; PSA for men, $15. Blood panel tests require a 10- to 12-hour fast.

Participants can pick up a registration packet at the information desks at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital or at the screening event.

ndividuals who plan to have blood work are encouraged to pick up a packet in advance, complete it and bring it to the screening. For more information, contact the GHS Community Health Education Department at 520.8447 or go to www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org. Belin Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 4182 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.