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TWU to host sixth
annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair April 25
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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..
Tel: (940) 898-3456