Health Screenings and Programs
We’ve all heard the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And at Trinity, we mean that. Naturally, our medical experts are there for you when you’re sick, but we also want to be the ones you turn to in order to stay well. That’s why we offer numerous screenings and assessments focused on prevention each year:
Trinity offers multiple online screenings and assessments to community members as part of our continued effort to increase awareness of severe health conditions. The assessments are all free, and take just a few minutes to complete - which may just help save your life.
Community Health Partners
Trinity and its Community Health Partners The Dispatch, Rock Island Argus, Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, Quad-City Radio Group and KWQC-TV6, provide the following free or low-cost screenings on an annual basis. Additional support for the screenings is often provided by Metropolitan Medical Laboratory.
Cholesterol & Stroke Screening (February 14 - 18)
Knowing your cholesterol levels is a good first step in managing your overall heart health. This fasting blood cholesterol test identifies total cholesterol level, High Density Lipoproteins (HDL), Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) and triglyceride levels. Screening participants receive a report and their lab values a couple weeks after the screening. The report outlines risk factors and offers recommendations for reducing those risks. Participants whose results indicate a possible health concern will be asked to follow-up with their physician. Click here to download a borchure for more information.
Recent reports have shown links between a vitamin D deficiency and a variety of health issues, including osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and depression, among others. This screening tests women’s vitamin D and calcium levels as well as their risk for osteoporosis. The tests include a non-fasting blood draw performed by Metropolitan Medical Lab and an osteoporosis risk assessment comprised of a brief health history, height measurement and blood pressure check by registered nurses.
When caught early, prostate cancer can be treated with a high cure rate. That’s why early detection is a key in the fight against this disease that affects more nearly 200,000 men annually. The screening includes a free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test and digital rectal exam. All men are encouraged to participate, particularly those who are age 40 and older, those who have a family history of the disease and/or are African American or Hispanic. Men currently under the care of a urologist, previously diagnosed with prostate cancer or over the age of 80 are not screened. This screening is by appointment only.
Diabetes Screening (November)
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million people in the United States, or nearly 8 percent of the population, who have diabetes, according to the most recent statistics available. The screening will consist of a questionnaire and fasting standard finger-prick blood sugar test. The screening is open to everyone, but those who are strongly encouraged to participate include people who are overweight, 45 years of age or older, have elevated blood pressure, people are physically inactive, have a family history of diabetes or are Hispanic, African-American, Native-American or Asian American.
Life Line Vascular Screenings
Trinity also has partnered with Life Line Screening – the nation’s leading vascular screening service – to bring the highest-quality imaging technology to neighborhoods at an affordable rate. Each screening location is staffed with a number of health professionals who hold a variety of non-invasive screenings designed to identify potentially life-threatening problems. Each event will offer preventive screenings for aneurysm, stroke, osteoporosis and coronary artery disease, using state-of-the-art technology.
Vascular screenings programs have proven their value in detecting previously unrecognized problems in many individual patients that could have resulted in significant illness or even death. To check LifeLine’s upcoming screening locations, visit www.lifelinescreening.com