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TWU to host ninth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair April 7

3/22/10


DENTON — Denton-area residents can check their health and have fun in the process — and maybe even win a prize — when Texas Woman’s University hosts its ninth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on April 7.

The health fair is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. Those attending are encouraged to stop at the information booth at Administration Drive and Bell Avenue for a free parking permit. For a map of the campus, visit http://www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information about the health fair, call (940) 898-3833.

The TWU Well Wednesday Community Health Fair will provide many services free of charge, including blood pressure checks, digital foot scans, vision screening, confidential HIV screening, back and neck massages and more.

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 profiles, 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 $20. Fingerstick glucose tests are available for $5. Payment by cash or check will be accepted. Fasting for up to eight hours prior to the screening is recommended. To schedule an appointment for these screenings, call (940) 898-3833.

Door prizes to be awarded include a Wii Fit™Plus, a mini laptop with a 120-gigabyte hard drive, a Kindle ™Wireless Reading Device and more.

The health fair will feature information from 35 vendors including Denton County Friends of the Family, Seniors in Motion, the Denton County Health Department, Denton County WIC, American Red Cross, The Family Resource Center of North Texas, Paws Across Texas and more. TWU components providing information include the TWU Libraries, Institute of Women’s Health Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic, Fitness and Recreation, Dental Hygiene, Department of Public Safety, Wellness Connections, Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), the Nutrition and Food Sciences Graduate Club, and TWU Student Health Services, which also sponsors the health fair.

“The health fair will combine health and wellness information with interactive activities,” said Priyanka Lalwani, TWU health educator. “We hope this health fair will help our students and community members identify valuable resources and services available to them and motivate them to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.”

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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