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03/06/07

Health Screenings Help the Community

Chatham County Aquatic Center Chatham County Aquatic Center

Need your blood pressure checked? SunCoast Medical Group has just the place for you. The organization is holding its annual health fair.

Registered nurses are out at the Chatham County Aquatic Center today and tomorrow. They'll be doing things like bone-density scans, screenings for blood-sugar levels, plus checking blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

"It's really important for the elderly and young to basically get a baseline if they've never had it done," said Kathleen Eastling, RN. "If they have had it done, it's a good follow-up, a good measure to see if they're on medications, how they're doing."

The health fair will also be going on again Wednesday at the Chatham County Aquatic Center off Sallie Mood Drive from 9am until 1pm. It's open to everyone and the cost is $5.

Reported by: Melanie A. Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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