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Sam's Club gears up for free digestive health screening

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is offering a free digestive health screening this month.

Sam's Club pharmacies will offer both members and nonmembers free screenings, while supplies last, on Nov. 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will include the EZ Detect stool blood test, a take-home colon test designed for early detection of such bowel disorders as colon cancer, ulcers, hemorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis or fissures. The event also will include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Glucose screenings are not available in Tennessee, Maryland or Hawaii, Sam's Club noted.

"Every 10 minutes a life is lost to colon cancer. Although many people may consider colon screenings an embarrassing topic of conversation, this cancer can be detected early when treatment is most effective — or even prevented altogether," Sam's Club health-and-wellness SVP Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "Our digestive health screenings are a simple way for members to take an active role in the prevention of digestive disorders, including the early discovery of colon cancer."

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