Sam's Club offers free New Year's resolution health screenings

Free glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, vision tests at all stores with pharmacies

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is offering free health screenings as part of a New Year's promotion, the club retailer said Friday.

The chain will offer free glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings at all of its stores that have pharmacies on Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"The start of a new year provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the personal changes we want to make and to commit to a healthier lifestyle," Sam's Club SVP health and wellness Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "By offering free health and vision screenings now, Sam's Club will help our communities assess the current status of their health and set realistic goals for 2013 and beyond."

The company said that it would provide free screenings every other Saturday of each month through October 2013, noting that it had provided 2.2 million free screenings since 2011.

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