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Walmart offers free health screening to customers

Wal-Mart officials plan to cut health insurance coverage for their part-time employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week.

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Walmart stores across Lane and Douglas County offered free health screenings for its shoppers on Saturday.

Pharmacists, optometrists and employees were available to help any shopper who was interested in a free screening. Shoppers could check their vision, blood pressure and glucose readings for diabetes.

Vision Center Manager Benjamin Ruppel says it's more important to offer the screenings to customers.

"Creating, letting people know what is my diabetes level and getting that checked, people can actually see and find everything that we as a corporation have to offer," said Ruppel.

Select Walmart stores were also giving customers a virtual reality experience to help with smoking cessation, a resource that managers say is intended to help stop the smoking of tobacco.

Their next free health screenings will take place in April.

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