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Annual Health Fair Offers Screenings, Info Nov. 16

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 1:46 pm / November 2, 2016

Health Fair presenter points to a diseased lung.

Take the “Highway to Health” at Boise State University’s 20th annual Health Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. The free event is open to the community and all Boise State students, faculty and staff. Hourly parking is available in the Lincoln Avenue Garage.

The mission of the health fair is to promote health awareness by providing access to community resources and health screenings, and encouraging personal involvement in healthy lifestyles. The fair is presented by Boise State University senior health education and promotion students.

Presenters with a prize wheel at the Health Fair.The fair will feature a number of exhibitors addressing the seven areas of health: physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, occupational and intellectual. A drug take back will allow attendees to drop off unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs to keep them out of landfills.

In addition, the following screenings and services will be available: blood pressure, bone density, hearing test, fitness test, stress management test, respiratory spirometry, mental health screening, skin analyzer, cholesterol, HIV and flu shots. Attendees will need to bring their insurance cards for screenings. For those who do not have insurance cards or forget, there is a $25 charge for flu shots. Mobile mammograms also are available. Call (208) 367-8787 to make an appointment.

Join the fun with chair massages, great prizes and giveaways. One hour of release time has been approved by the Office of the President with supervisor approval.

For more information, email healthfair@boisestate.edu, like Boise State Health Fair 2016 on Facebook, or follow @healthfair2016 on Twitter and Instagram.