Free health screenings at Live Well Healthfest on April 2

An assortment of free health screenings will be made available to anyone who attends Peninsula Regional Health System’s LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury on Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Live Well HealthFest, presented in partnership with the Wicomico County Board of Education, will be held rain or shine from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The over 35 free health screenings, available the day of the event and without pre-registration, will include vision and hearing, glaucoma, stroke assessment, height, weight and body fat, skin cancer awareness, bone density, balance, kidney disease risk testing, lower body circulation, blood pressure testing, mental health awareness and much more.

This year’s LiveWell HealthFest will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in a paper Diabetes screening conducted by the Peninsula Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team.  If determined to be at high risk, individuals will be provided education and offered a Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) blood draw.  The HbA1c test is preferred because it can actually detect Diabetes, and is a much more accurate measure of a person’s health risk.

At various times during the event, LiveWell HealthFest participants may enjoy a therapy dog demonstration, dance and cheer team performances, chair aerobics and zumba, a rock climbing wall, a fire rescue obstacle course, fire engine and ambulance tours, a fly in and helicopter tours by the Maryland State Police, an “ask the provider”  and “ask the pharmacist” booths for medical and medication questions, a health corner for kids presented by PRMC Child Care, a cooking demonstration and a free photo booth.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with over 50 exhibitors who are also joining LiveWell HealthFest with valuable information on their services.

For more information on LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, a map and a complete list of screenings and demonstrations, please visit the Peninsula Regional Health System website at peninsula.org/specialevents.  

 

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