Mahaska Health Partnership to Host FREE Cholesterol Class March 7
MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you struggling with high cholesterol or worried about a family history? This is the class for you! Mahaska Health Partnership is offering a free Introduction to Cholesterol class on March 7.
According to MHP Cardiac Rehab Nurse Renee Edgar, this class is for anyone interested in learning about the basics of cholesterol and why it’s so important. “Many people hear cholesterol and know some information about it, but don’t really understand what it is. This class is a great introduction for someone recently diagnosed with high cholesterol or those who are looking to improve their levels through lifestyle changes.
“Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood,” Edgar explained. “It is a vital resource to help your organs and body function properly. Your liver produces it, but you also get cholesterol from foods like meat, cheese, milk, eggs and butter. If you have too much cholesterol in your body, it can clog arteries, causing a heart attack or stroke.”
Edgar stressed the importance of healthy cholesterol and eating habits. “There are often no symptoms of high cholesterol until a major event occurs, so it’s important to practice healthy eating habits and monitor your levels through screenings and regular visits with your primary care provider. This class is a great first step in taking control of your overall health.”
The class will meet on Tuesday, March 7, from 2-4 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center, best accessed through entrance #3 on the MHP campus. Though the class is free, pre-registration is required. Call 641.672.3174 to reserve your spot today!
Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, visit mahaskahealth.org.