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TWU to host 11th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair

3/16/12

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 11th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on March 28.

The health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. 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 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 and blood sugar checks, spinal screenings, chair massges and more. Lab screenings will be available by appointment at a reduced cost. Blood profiles — which include a complete metabolic panel, a complete blood count and lipid and thyroid profiles — are $55. Males over the age of 50 have the option of receiving a blood profile that includes a complete metabolic panel, CBC, lipid panel and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for $55. 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 an Amazon Kindle Fire, an Xbox Kinect, AppleiPods and more.

The health fair will feature information from 45 vendors including Denton County Friends of the Family, Seniors in Motion, the Denton County Health Department, Denton County WIC, American Cancer Society, Department of Veterans Affairs and more. TWU components providing information include the TWU Libraries, Institute of Women’s Health Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic, Fitness and Recreation, Department of Public Safety, Wellness Connections and TWU Student Health Services, which also sponsors the health fair.

“The health fair will combine health and wellness information with fun, interactive activities,” said Sonia Redwine, assistant director of health education at TWU. “We hope this health fair will help our TWU community and Denton community members identify valuable health resources and services available to them and inspire them to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.”


Media Contact:

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

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