Health briefs for September 20th

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Free health screenings to be provided

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Med-I-Assist program, along with SC DHEC, AccessHealth Lowcountry, and Beaufort Memorial Hospital, will provide free health screenings this weekend for men and women in need. Patients will have access to the following screenings: prostate, glucose (sugar), hypertension, and/or cholesterol. Welvista Prescription Assistance also will be available. The screenings will be done on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 367 Keans Neck Road, Seabrook.

Only one CPR training date left at YMCA

The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal will offer one more CPR class for community members this year. The remaining course will be held on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Cost is $30 for this YMCA-certified course, and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact aquatics director Lou Bergen at 843-522-9622 to register or visit

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