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Brooklyn, New York--Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center located at 585 Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn, in partnership with The Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection, will offer free Cholesterol health screenings to all members of the public throughout the year.

Medical studies confirm that too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease, namely, coronary artery disease and stroke; considered among the main causes of death in the US.  Further, recent statistics from the American Heart Association reveal that over 105 million American adults have total blood cholesterol values of 200 mg/dL and higher, and 36.6 million American adults have levels of 240 or above. In adults, total cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dL or higher are considered high, and levels from 200 to 239 mg/dL are considered borderline-high.  In this regard, Cholesterol continues to be of concern to medical practitioners, as the disease is a precursor to several other life threatening diseases among Americans. 

“Kingsbrook remains steadfastly committed to ensuring the health and wellness of all the individuals and families it serves.  To this end, we have devised a yearlong intense free healthcare initiative that addresses some of most prevalent diseases affecting our community residents”, states Ms. Deborah Mabry, Assistant Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services at Kingsbrook.

She adds, “Moreover, these free screenings are being offered through our network of family health centers to ensure that all members of our community have access to a complimentary screening at a location that is most convenient.  We do hope persons will use this opportunity to get screened, become aware of their status and, if necessary, get  the medical help that they need.” 

 you or someone you know can benefit from these free Cholesterol health screenings, we encourage you to visit any of the above locations on the days and times listed.  For more information please call Kingsbrook’s Public Affairs office at 718-604-5062.
 
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 82nd year, is an 864-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Kingsbrook continues to implement programs and services that respond to the vital health needs and concerns of the community at large. Centers of Excellence Include:  Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, an inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program, an outpatient Caribbean Community Mental Health Program, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, Orthopedic Surgery, an ADA Certified Diabetes Self-Management Center including a Comprehensive Health & Obesity Management Program, a Women’s Wellness Center featuring Minimally- Invasive Gynecological Surgery and state of the art Digital Mammography. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 538-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. 
  
                                                                       
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585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203