Genesis Philanthropy again will offer a free 10-week online health program for those who want to reduce their risk for chronic disease.

If they are clinically qualified, individuals can participate to reduce the risk factors of metabolic syndrome. Participants must have access to a computer with high-speed internet for the online program.

The Genesis Philanthropy Metabolic Syndrome Initiative will accept online applications  Oct. 9 through Dec. 11 from candidates who live in the Genesis service area, including areas served by Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Illinois, and Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

To register, visit www.genesisphilanthropy.org.  For more information, call 563-421-6865 or 563-659-4233.

Metabolic syndrome is indicated when three or more of five identified risk factors are present, increasing the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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