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Opelousas General Health System Hosts 10th Annual Community Health Fair

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In celebration of National Hospital Week and the 60th anniversary of Opelousas General Health System, we would like to invite you to attend our 10th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at OGHS’ South Campus located at 3983 I-49 S. Service Road in Opelousas. It will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Area health care businesses throughout St. Landry and beyond will be joining OGHS in offering free screenings, tests and other medical information to the community. Featured screenings include: cholesterol, glucose, lung function, blood pressure, vision, balance, dementia, hearing, body composition, sleep disorders, grip strength, cardiovascular, depression, functional movement and more. Adult and children immunization screenings will also be available. Free body mass index readings and counseling will be available along with nutrition, wellness and other health information

You can learn how to perform “Hands Only” CPR and view the Air Evac Life Team helicopter. First aid demonstrations will be available and both the Louisiana State Fire Marshall and the Opelousas Fire Department will have educational demonstrations on fire safety. The Opelousas Fire Department will also have their smoke house that teaches children what to do in case of a fire in the home and their rescue truck. The Opelousas Police Department will provide child fingerprinting and prescription drug disposal units. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will provide information on life jacket safety. Prescription drug interaction information will be available and free smoking cessation enrollment will be offered.

Free chair massages will be available. Community Medical Research will be screening individuals to find out if they qualify for free clinical trials. Visit the Pink Booth to find out if you qualify for a free mammogram and pick up breast health educational material.

Several health professionals will be on site to analyze results and answer questions regarding the screenings.

There will also be a “Kid’s Corner” with activities and educational sessions for children sponsored by the Youth Leadership Council of the Opelousas/St. Landry Chamber of Commerce. Door prizes will be given away throughout the morning. Bring the entire family, as there will be something for everyone. For more information call Carol Duplechain at 948-5157.