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Before You Bite Into That Valentine Chocolate, Check Your 'Numbers'

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Posted by Cindy Cusic Micco

The presentation looks at your personal health numbers. Free health screenings will be offered to check cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

Just in time for a chocolate-laden Valentine's Day comes a presentation that might make you think twice before you take a bite of that sinfully delicious fruit of the cacao tree.

"Take Control of Your Health-Know Your Numbers" will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.

Representatives from the Center for Pharmacy Services of Duquesne University will discuss the importance of knowing your personal health numbers of total cholesterol, triglycerides, body mass index, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and blood sugar.

Following the presentation, free health screenings will be offered to check cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Services' presentation is part of St. Barnabas Medical Center's monthly Doc's Talk series, in which health-care representatives share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public.

Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call (724) 443-7231.

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Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.