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Belmont Hosts First Health Fair Oct. 5

Belmont University Health Services will host a five-hour health fair next month to put wellness and preventive health resources within reach of employees and students.

“This is an in-house health fair just for the campus community primarily involving the College of Health Sciences, University Ministries and Beaman Fitness Center.  This event is intended to be a kickoff for a year of monthly seminars on health and wellness as well as current events in health care and to show people the unique resources we have right here on our campus,” said Director of Health Services Katy Wilson.

The fair, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the McWhorter Hall and the Gordon E. Inman Center lobbies, will include free health screenings and 35 booths. Students can receive up to two personal and professional growth convocation credits – one credit for visiting booths at the fair and another credit for sitting in on one of three lectures. Chris McKnight and Shanna Harris will present “Abuse of Bath Salts” at  10 a.m. in   McWhorter Hall room 110. Jenny Cooper will present “Maximizing Your Relationship with Your Healthcare Provider” at 10 a.m. in McWhorter Hall room 109. There will also be a session titled, “10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Their Health” at 10 a.m. in McWhorter Hall room 108.

Wilson added, “This kind of event goes along with the National Prevention Strategy of America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness, which includes healthy eating and fitness, through the (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services.”

Opportunities throughout the day include: blood pressure, glucose, lipids and bone density screenings; backpack awareness and CPR demonstrations; and information on tobacco cessations, breast cancer awareness, counseling, healthy eating, self defense and recreation.

Wilson said Health Services plans to host a similar health fair during a spring basketball game to reach Belmont’s neighbors and sports fans.

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