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TWU to host sixth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair April 25

4/17/07


DENTON — Here’s to your health! Texas Woman’s University will host its sixth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on April 25. The event is sponsored by TWU Student Health Services and Texas Cancer Center-Denton, an affiliate of Texas Oncology, PA. Door prizes, including a mountain bike, will be awarded.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. Free parking is available at Pioneer Hall, in visitor parking and in the library parking lot. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information about the health fair, contact TWU health educator Priyanka Lalwani at (940) 898-3833 or email healtheducation@mail.twu.edu.

“The health fair will combine health and wellness information with fun activities,” Ms. Lalwani said. “Our goal is to motivate people to adopt and maintain personal health and wellness behaviors.”

More than 30 vendors will participate in the TWU Well Wednesday Community Health Fair, including Cook Children’s Hospital, with information on CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program); Day Stay for Adults; Friends of the Family; Family Resource Center of North Texas; Susan G. Komen Foundation; TWU Speech and Hearing, TWU Counseling and Family Development; and the TWU Department of Public Safety with “fatal vision” goggles that simulate the effects of drug or alcohol intoxication.

Many of the services are provided free of charge, including blood pressure checks, scoliosis screening, skin cancer screening and foot scans, a computer determination of the instability in a person’s foot, such as a high or low arch. Foot instability can lead to foot, back and knee pain, and also may affect the spine, Ms. Lalwani said.

Free neck and back massages also will be available.

Blood profiles and lipid panels will be available at a reduced cost. Female profiles (which include a complete metabolic panel, a complete blood count, lipid and thyroid panel and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and male profiles (which include a complete metabolic panel, CBC, lipid panel and PSA (prostate specific antigen) are $55 each. Lipid panels (which include triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL and HDL) are available for $30. Payment by cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Fasting for eight to 10 hours prior to the screening is recommended. To schedule an appointment for these screenings, call (800) 685-5572..

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu
 

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