Health Screenings at Woodstock Library Thursday

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department:

Health Department and Woodstock library join forces to offer January 11 health screenings

WOODSTOCK IL – If one of your New Year’s resolutions was a vow to improve your health this year, get started by having your heart health checked at the Woodstock Library on Thursday, January 11th. T

he library, located at 414 West Judd Street in Woodstock, and McHenry County Department of Health are scheduling appointments for low cost screenings from 3 pm to 5:30 pm.

Schedule your appointment by visiting “MCDH Wellness Screening at the Woodstock Public Library in January” on the Health Department website (

You can also call 815-334-4510 to schedule your appointment. There is no cost for Blood Pressure, Body Composition and Heart Age screenings.

For $25 you can add glucose and cholesterol checks.

Health screenings can identify the first signs of many preventable chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes.

You may have prediabetes, which often has no visible symptoms, and not know it.

Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic.

Having prediabetes doesn’t inevitably mean that you will become a type 2 diabetic.

Often people can actually lower blood glucose levels to the normal range through healthy eating and exercise.

According to the American Diabetes Association, research shows that you can lower your type 2 diabetes risk by 58% just by losing 7% of your body weight (or 15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds) and exercising moderately (such as brisk walking) 30 minutes a day, five days a week.


Health Screenings at Woodstock Library Thursday — 21 Comments

  1. Who is the government to tell us whether we need to be healthy or sick? Dear libertarian friends, join me in this outrage. Before we know it, they will even try to make us breathe clean air…stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. Don’t bother if you’re here illegally. You get free Healthcare anyway. Just refuse to pay when you go to Centegra. Such a great deal!

  3. Dear sunshine blog readership: Notice something icky about helping minorities and the poor from our sunshine commenters’ opinions? We call it brotherly love-like, McHenry county, old fashioned, christian, family values. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. Christ would have you pay your share instead of leeching off your “brothers.”

  5. CP – his kind disdains and mocks Christ and his followers so don’t
    sweat it, we know where he will going when his time comes. MAGA !

  6. Compassionate conservative, immigrant hater, defenders of the name of Jesus Christ. Sunshine blogger, this is a perfect spot for recorded laughter…stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  7. **Christ would have you pay your share instead of leeching off your “brothers.”**

    HAHAHA! Actually, not that funny. Your theology just sucks.

    Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
    35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

  8. It is amazing how people that don’t actually know Christ will take His words and try to use them against you. In other words, Alabama is full of himself.

  9. Oh Cindy. Please tell me how I’m wrong. I’d love to see your exegesis on the Matthew 25 text.

  10. You are wrong because you have no idea what Christ taught. You tried to belittle CP with your verses. You too stupid to understand that?

  11. BTW stupid, if you want to play lets quote stuff. Here:
    2 Thessalonians 3:10

  12. For some mysterious reason, compassionate conservatives just can’t digest Matthew 25:35-40. Thankfully, we have our sunshine blogger and his messages of the day…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  13. The problem is that we are not talking about people in need.
    This is the scenario that is played out over and over in McHenry County.
    The illegal family enters the hospital for treatment for any and all ailments. Usually they give a fake name and they are asked to contribute something for their care – usually $100 similar to a co-pay. They’re refuse and are asked for fifty, same answer, this continues down to $5 and is refused.
    While they wait for their free treatment they invariably ask for some free food. When they finally leave, they walk out to their almost new vehicle and drive home.
    Don’t confuse those who abuse the system with those in need.
    Next time you go to Centegra and fork out your co-pay think about those who don’t pay for insurance and refuse to even pay $5 and then demand free food.
    I give to those in need and have helped immigrants many, many times but this is just wrong.

  14. **You are wrong because you have no idea what Christ taught. You tried to belittle CP with your verses. You too stupid to understand that?**

    Again, please show me your exegesis for that text and tell me why and how I’m wrong.

    Further, lets talk about 2 Thessalonians. What was the context? Who is Paul speaking to and why?

    Those comments are pretty explicitly addressed to a specific church and context — and it most definitely does not say that any person who does not work should not eat. It is talking specifically about people within a congregation taking advantage of both the call for Christian charity and the belief that Jesus was returning soon so they didn’t need to do anything (see 2 Thessalonians 2).

    Should I keep going?

  15. MOM 5-10-1934
    When I was a young boy my mother told me, there’s probably only one girl for you and she lives in Tahiti.
    Nightfall will be coming soon.

  16. CP…too bad we don’t have a system where people are forced to have health insurance, or they will be penalized for it. Wait…we do, its called the Affordable Care Act.
    Ignorance is bliss!!!

  17. We are talking about people here illegally. Undocumented, lie about their identity, change names constantly…

  18. God bless immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and all nations, especially those in Africa (where the human species originated) and Central America. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  19. Tick tock is that the sound of your getting the heck outta here??

  20. They should place a couple of undercover ICE agents at the screening.

    They could disguise a deportation van as an ambulance.

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