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TWU to host 12th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair

3/15/13

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 12th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on March 27.

The health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to look for the health fair parking signs for the designated parking area behind Pioneer Hall. 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, vision and hearing screenings, and HIV/STI testing. 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 will be raffled off at the end of the event.

The health fair will feature information from 40 vendors including Denton County Friends of the Family, Seniors in Motion, the Denton County Health Department, Denton County WIC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Paws Across Texas, and more. TWU components providing information include the TWU Libraries, Institute for Women’s Health, Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic, Fitness and Recreation, Department of Public Safety, Dental Hygiene, 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 promotion at TWU. “We hope this event 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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