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Free health screenings available Saturday
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Operating under the theory health is wealth, a community health fair will be offered this Saturday at Warren County High School.
A variety of medical services will be available – all free of charge. The health fair will take place in the main lobby/ auditorium area and be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
“Prevention is the most important factor in terms of health,” said Dr. Kalpana Rajdev of the Isha Foundation, the event organizer. “If we can prevent problems, that’s always a plus, but we realize receiving the care you need can be tough if you don’t have the means.”
Free screenings and preventive education will be offered by area health care providers. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Among the screenings available will be: blood pressure tests, blood glucose tests, body mass index analysis, body fat analysis, mole mapping, lung capacity testing, and mental health testing.
Ginny Emerson, who worked for over 30 years as a cardiac anesthesiologist at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, will be one of the healthcare providers in attendance Saturday.
“I had a grandmother who lived in McMinnville and I grew up in Bledsoe County so I am especially aware of the chronic shortage of physicians in that area,” said Emerson. “Our goal is to bring a number of healthcare providers together to help people who may not have insurance and who may not know what’s available.”
No appointments are necessary. For more information, call 815-8500 and leave a message.