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.
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.