NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics, May 6 & 7 at MetLife Stadium
For the fifth straight year, Quest Diagnostics will be the presenting partner of the NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo. Quest Diagnostics will be on-site offering attendees 18 and older complimentary lab testing and will provide the test results directly to consumers through our MyQuest™ mobile health app and online health management system. Inside the MetLife 50 Club, the Quest Health Center will run several private drawing stations managed by experienced and highly trained medical staff and will be offering a health screening panel made up of four (4) tests.
- Total Cholesterol
Cholesterol is an essential body fat needed to produce substances such as hormones and bile. High levels of cholesterol are usually associated with a higher risk of heart disease and narrowed blood vessels. Lipids included in total cholesterol are HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Creatinine is derived from muscles and released into the blood. It is removed from the body by the kidneys. When the creatinine level is elevated, a decrease in kidney function is suggested.
- Hemoglobin A1c
Hemoglobin A1C helps to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes and to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes therapy. Diabetes is a medical condition that is caused by insufficient production of a hormone called insulin or the body’s inability to respond to insulin effectively. Left untreated, there are many potentially severe complications of diabetes. Fortunately, people with diabetes can lead long productive lives, with treatment. Prediabetes indicates that a person is at increased risk for developing diabetes. People with diabetes use hemoglobin A1c to monitor their long-term control and modify treatment.
- Vitamin D
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. The body makes it in the skin after exposure to sunlight. Our body uses vitamin D to send messages to different parts of the body. This helps the cells function properly. Low amounts are linked to many illnesses, including rickets, osteoporosis/osteopenia, cancer (breast, prostate, colon), autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and schizophrenia.
There will be activities on-site for children, as well as autograph sessions by New York Giant Legends.
As a proud partner in health of the New York Giants, Quest Diagnostics will continue to promote a healthy lifestyle for athletes and fans everywhere. We look forward to seeing you there!