Health Fair Saturday in Hot Springs

October 11, 2011

Want to win an Apple iPad 2? Or maybe a bicycle? Or just learn how to keep your children healthier?

St. Joseph’s Mercy has you covered with a Family Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is free to the public and will be held at Outpatient Surgery (nearest to Higdon Ferry Road) on the main campus.

Get valuable health information, participate in family-friendly screenings, and enjoy educational displays, seminars and fun activities. Area vendors will be on hand to provide information on safety and local services.

Attendees will have a chance to visit booths in order to be entered into prize giveaways, including an Apple iPad 2 and two mountain bikes. We’ve also got plenty of fun stuff for children to take home with them. There will be bounce houses to jump in and they can meet representatives from the fire department, police department, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Corps of Engineers and EMS.

There will also be free turkey hot dogs and baked chips.

St. Joseph’s Mercy will give flu shots for $20 and perform lab draws – cholesterol, Lipid and blood sugar – for $10. There will also be free hearing screenings.

Visit the educational booths to learn more about Pre-Diabetes, Childhood Immunizations, Women’s Services, Your Nutritional Health, ATV and Gun Safety, the da Vinci Surgical System’s robot demonstration, Ask The Pharmacist and My Mercy.

St. Joseph’s Mercy physicians will also be on hand to answer your questions. Learn about:

  • Gardasil Vaccinewith Dr. Jaime Cardenas at 8 a.m.
  • Sports Injury Preventionwith Annie Massanelli at 8:45 a.m.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderwith Dr. Jamie Irwin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Childhood Obesitywith Dr. David Slay at 10:15 a.m.
  • and Asthma with Dr. Katharine Hurst at 11 a.m.

All physician seminars will be held in the Roland Room at the Mercy Women’s Center.

St. Joseph’s Mercy is a not-for-profit, faith-based health facility with 27 medical clinics serving the healthcare needs of Hot Springs and its surrounding communities since 1888 as the region’s most preferred provider of health care services including cardiac, cancer and women’s.

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