Wake Forest School of Medicine Students Offer Free Screenings
N.C. – Sept. 11,
2017 –Wake Forest School of Medicine
students will offer free screenings and health information at the second annual
Boomer Share the Health Fair, which served more than 50 people last year.
event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Thankful Community Center, 416 Thankful Church Road, in the Wilkes County community
health fair was started last year by Erin Saner, a fourth-year School of
Medicine student with family ties to Wilkes and Yadkin counties.
able to sit down one-on-one with people, listen to their concerns and often show
them easy ways they can improve their health”, said Saner. “People learn to
recognize risk factors and symptoms and understand how incorporating exercise
and better nutrition can help them avoid some common diseases.”
consultations will be offered this year, along with a variety of screenings and
health education for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vision,
nutrition, advance directives, exercise and behavioral health. People who are
found to have health issues that require further attention will be given referrals
and information about additional steps they should take.
interpreters will be present and the fair is open to adults and children
regardless of age, income, insurance coverage or immigration status.
Boomer Share the Health Fair is sponsored by Wake Forest School of Medicine,
Northwest Area Health Education Center and the Thankful Community Club.9/11/2017http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2017/Wake_Forest_School_of_Medicine_Students_Offer_Free_Screenings.htm
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