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National Cholesterol Education Month at BMH

September is National Cholesterol Education Month! Some people treat cholesterol like a bad word, but it's not. Cholesterol is a substance that your body needs to build cells, make vitamins, maintain hormones, and more. But, like all things, too much cholesterol is bad for your body and can cause some major health problems. High blood pressure means that you have too many lipids (fats) in your blood. Over time, it can lead to plaque buildup in your blood vessels which can lead to coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, high blood pressure which all affect your chances of having heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or heart failure.

Sharing this information isn't meant to scare you. We just want to make sure that everyone is educated about the importance of knowing your cholesterol levels and keeping yourself healthy and happy. To help the community stay aware of their cholesterol levels, Blue Mountain Hospital is celebrating throughout the month of September with Lipid Profiles (which include cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Trig) at a special cash price and opportunities to win!

Lipid Profiles at Special Cash Price

Your cholesterol levels are important to your overall health and you can't do anything about them if you don't know what they are. Blue Mountain Hospital is offering Lipid Profiles at a special cash price for the month of September.

The Details:

  • Lipid Profile Cash Price is $27.50
  • Patients MUST have an appointment. You can make an appointment by calling 435-678-3993
  • It is strongly recommended (but not required) that you fast for 12 hours prior to your lipid profile.
  • To receive your results, you can either fill out a Medical Records Request when you check-in for your appointment or contact our Medical Records after your appointment

Win an American Heart Association Low-Cholesterol Cookbook and Blue Mountain Bistro Gift Card!

So, you've got your cholesterol levels. Now what? You should always work with your primary care physician, but there are many things that you can do at home in your everyday life to lower cholesterol. One of those things is watching and managing your diet and knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month, BMH is giving away an American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook and a Blue Mountain Bistro Gift Card to the person who can guess how many almonds (good source of cholesterol) are in the jar! The closest guess (without going over) will win!