April 20, 2014

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Community Health Fair offers free tests and screenings Print E-mail

You schedule regular maintenance appointments for your vehicle to keep it in top condition. Shouldn’t you take the same care with your health? Receiving regular screenings, such as colonoscopies, immunizations, mammograms, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and other tests can help you remain healthy for years to come. Routine screenings can help prevent diseases and keep you from getting sick by maintaining your health.

What are health maintenance guidelines?

The guidelines our screenings and exams needed for your particular age and gender.

• For infants and young children, the guidelines focus on physical and mental development, immunizations, nutrition, and safety.

• For children and young adults, the focus is on maintaining or developing healthy lifestyle habits and eliminating high-risk behaviors.

•  For adults, the focus continues to be on eliminating high-risk behaviors; however, screening for chronic and/or life-threatening disease becomes more important.

You will have the opportunity to take advantage of over $1200 in free health care screenings and test from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The Connection’s Community Health Fair will be held at Phillip Sharp Middle School. To take advantage of all tests you should fast for eight hours prior to attending. All tests are free to the public and open to anyone who shows up. What a great start to your health maintenance!