Take charge of your heart health with a free cholesterol test

New guidelines released in November recommend that patients play a more active role in managing their cholesterol, in part by discussing risk factors and treatment options with their health-care provider. Prepare for that conversation by knowing your numbers. The Health District offers cholesterol and blood pressure testing all year at convenient community locations. In February, cholesterol tests will be free for Health District residents.The test includes results for total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides, as well as risk appraisals for heart disease and diabetes and a personalized consultation with a registered nurse. Space is limited. Appointments are required—make yours by calling 970-224-5209. For a complete list of dates and locations, visit healthdistrict.org/heart.