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Free Community Health Screening Event

Community news | Monday, April 18, 2011

St. Claire Regional (SCR) is offering a free community health screening event Monday, May 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at SCR Outpatient Center located at 1028 E. Main Street Morehead. Community members are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility featuring the new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Department.

Clarence Clayton, DPM, will provide free foot health consultations, including assessment of toenails, numbness, non-healing wounds and swelling of the feet/legs. Screenings will also include educational information on the importance of proper foot care. Participants can step onto the Aetrex® iStep analysis device, provided by SCR Family Medical Supply, to discover their foot type, pressure points and correction insole suggestions.

Shelley Bennett, MD will provide screenings for suspicious skin lesions and moles. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common forms of skin cancer, but are easily treated if detected early.

Free general health screenings will include: ABI (Ankle-Brachial Index evaluates blood flow in your legs), blood pressure, total cholesterol, total glucose, pulse rate & oxygenation level, balance and posture evaluations and sleep health assessments. Also, HMR weight loss program will provide weight management consults and food samples.

Refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings. No appointment is necessary and fasting is not required. For more information or to request a health screening event, please contact Gina Thompson at (606)783.6859.