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H-E-B to offer free health screenings

By Elena Watts
Feb. 12, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

Crossroads residents can join Jason Brown with the statewide Slim Down Showdown Challenge for free health screenings Saturday at H-E-B Pharmacy on Rio Grande Street.

"I'll be there to share what I've learned about nutrition and exercise," Brown said.

Free blood pressure and glucose testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the H-E-B Pharmacy on Rio Grande Street.

A $3.99 test will be available that detects high cholesterol levels. For $29.99, attendees who have fasted can have a complete cholesterol test.

A quarterly diabetes A1C blood test also will be offered for $29.99. The test is used to diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as gauge how well a person's diabetes is being managed.

An exercise group will perform a Zumba demonstration at 10 a.m., and attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a $30 healthy gift basket.


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