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Wilkes University hosts community health fair

February 01. 2014 10:33PM
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WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, to provide information to members of the community about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics. The health fair will take place in the Henry Student Center on the university campus. The event is free and registration is not required.

There will be programs and information for individuals of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Adult programs include booths with information on cancer awareness, smoking cessation, diabetes and cardiac problems. Programs for teens include information about the negative effects of substance abuse, drinking and driving and sexually transmitted diseases. For younger children there will be programs about fire safety, nutrition, exercise and more.

Among the University groups participating are the pharmacy, nursing and biology departments, Zebra Communications and the diversity office. Wilkes’ Spanish Club will be present to act as translators for Spanish-speaking families. Community participants include Volunteers in Medicine and Oakwood Terrace, whose representatives will talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Geisinger Blood Center will host a community blood drive. Those who donate will have their iron levels and other blood levels checked for free.

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