Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans and one of the risk factors for heart disease is high cholesterol.  You can have your cholesterol checked at a greatly reduced fee today at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton from 12:30 - 2pm.  It will cost you $5, and no fasting is required.  No appointments are necessary either.

Carol Sievers, a registered dietitian the St. Anthony's Health Center, says some people with a fatalistic attitude are doing themselves a disservice.

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Sievers advises all adults to see their personal physician and have their cholesterol checked regularly. St. Clare's Hospital is located at the corner of 5th Street and Central Avenue.

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