County to use grant to enhance health

The Marion County Health Department has decided to use its share of the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging grant for programs on reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

The department will offer cholesterol lab work, blood pressure screenings and consultations concerning the results. In addition, two nutritional sessions with a registered dietitian will be offered.

These classes will be available to all who have had their lab work drawn. Sign-up will take place at the time of the testing.

The lab work will be drawn the mornings of Aug. 18 and 21 at the county health department. The classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 28 and 29 at the same location. Sessions will last about an hour.

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