Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fauquier Health Hosts Family Wellness Fair

Knowledge is power. This statement is especially true when it comes to your health. This fall, Fauquier Health will provide an opportunity for you to gather knowledge about your own health profile. Fauquier Hospital will host a Family Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24.

This free event will help residents take an active approach to monitoring their health and wellness. Complete health screenings and learn how to stay healthy at interactive demonstrations and information booths.

All screenings are free.

Cholesterol -- Do you know your numbers? A simple cholesterol screening is the most important step you can take in understanding your risk for developing cardiac disease. (The cholesterol screening includes total cholesterol and HDL. Fasting is not necessary.) A limited number of screenings will be offered.

Blood Glucose -- Your blood sugar level is a good measure of your risk for diabetes, as well as conditions like hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. (Fasting is not necessary.)

Prostate Cancer -- Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing the amount of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in your blood. Finding cancer early makes the disease more treatable.

Breast Exams -- Early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

Bone Density -- Are you at risk of osteoporosis? A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of developing this disease.

Other FREE offerings at the Family Wellness Fair include:
Blood pressure and pulse checks
BMI evaluation
Height and weight checks
Balance assessment
Pediatric developmental assessments
Healthy snack demonstrations
Ask the pharmacist
Fitness demonstrations
Asthma educational games
Hospital tours
Handwashing demonstrations
Information booths
More fun activities for kids

To learn more, go to http://www.fauquierhealth.org/ for all the latest details on the health fair.

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