Free health screenings Saturday

LIHUE — Free health screenings, education and services will be offered at Walmart stores nationwide, including the one in Lihue, during Walmart Wellness Day.

The event from noon to 4 p.m. will provide free blood glucose, blood pressure, vision screenings, product samples and information on health insurance. More than 10,000 of Walmart’s licensed pharmacists will offer immunizations in the US.

Walmart set five world records with last year’s single-day event for the most:

• Blood pressure, glucose and vision screenings – more than 280,000 screenings were conducted

• Immunizations – nearly 52,000 administered

• Food samples – more than 2 million free samples of healthier foods were distributed to customers

• Nearly 3,000 customers were advised to visit their health care professional based on their blood glucose screening results

“These screenings provide customers with a basic yet vital understanding of their general health conditions and ways to improve it,” said George Riedl, senior vice president and president, Health and Wellness, Walmart U.S.


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