UAMS Students Kick-Off American Pharmacists Month

(KATV) SomeKroger customers got something extra Saturday along with theirgroceries.

Studentsfrom UAMS College of Pharmacy are celebrating American Pharmacists Monthby conducting free health screenings. "Know your Medicine, knowyour Pharmacist" is the theme again for this year.

Saturday,students were at 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state. The freetest included checking blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.

StudentAndy Roler says, "We can check their blood glucose levels for freeand know immediately if they are at risk or if they do havediabetes."

Theevent kicked off a series of activities sponsored by the UAMS Collegeof Pharmacy student group, American Pharmacists Association and theAcademy of Student Pharmacists.

Krogersupplied the screening supplies for the students.