Sunday, September 21, 2008

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a perfect time to help your employees get screened for high cholesterol. High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It is a serious condition that increases risk for heart disease. The higher a person's total cholesterol level, and the lower a person's good cholesterol level, the greater the risk for heart disease. Many people have high cholesterol and don't know it. If an employee is made aware of his or her cholesterol level and takes steps to reduce their numbers, they lower the risk of developing heart disease thereby reducing the chance of having a heart attack!

Is your company looking for a way to both decrease its health care costs and help employees learn about cholesterol, contact WCS for a cholesterol screening The screening requires a small pin prick and employees get results within three to five minutes.

Having your employees screened translates into bottom line savings. A recent report by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), a provider of population health management programs reported companies that use wellness programs and incentives spend up to $2,850 less per employee on annual health care costs! That is quite a savings!

For more information on cholesterol education month, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers helpful resources at and The American Heart Association has many specific sites for men and women at For healthier, happier and more productive employees, show them you care. Schedule a cholesterol screening for September. It could save a life!

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