LIVE FOR LIFE provides free, confidential health screenings that include total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI, waist circumference height, weight and body mass index measurements. Additionally, there is a goal setting and referral session with a nurse, dietitian, or fitness specialist. Many participants find the coaching session helps them get started making lifestyle changes and connects them to LIVE FOR LIFE and community resources to support them. Health assessments are available to all active Duke employees.
How to Get a Health Screening
Provide your recent health measures, including your current weight, height, blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood glucose. This information may be submitted by attending a Health Screening with a registered nurse. Appointments typically take 20 minutes to complete and are available in our offices or at a mobile site. The schedule for mobile sites is available at our Calendar of Events. To schedule at our offices, call 684-3136, option 1. LIVE FOR LIFE is located in the Employee Health and Wellness office at Duke Clinic in the sub-basement, Orange Zone (Room 00320). Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except noon - 2 p.m. on Wednesdays).
Family Health History
Although most individuals believe that knowing their family history is important to their personal health, the majority never collect, record, or share this information. To encourage this process, the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and LIVE FOR LIFE have teamed up to increase awareness of family history.
- A Guide to Family Health History provides you the tools to collect your family health history. Several Duke employees have shared their own health stories and why they believe knowing family health history is so important.
- A Guide for Understanding Genetics and Health provides information to help you better understand the role genetics plays in your health. There are brief descriptions about some common conditions and information about resources here at Duke.