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Health fair Oct. 3 in Ocean Pines

(Sept. 24, 2015) Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer a free health fair to the community.
The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.
Atlantic General Hospital will be providing various health-related screenings including cholesterol testing for total and HDL (a 12-hour fast is required), hearing, carotid, respiratory and bone density screenings.
Other information specialists will be there from the Sleep Lab, Endoscopy Center, Cancer/Infusion Center, Nutrition and Women’s Diagnostic services.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center will offer a full complement of screenings.
Skin cancer screenings will be performed in PRMC’s Wagner Wellness Van outside of the community center.  
Inside, PRMC will offer blood pressure checks, stroke risk assessment, pulse oximetry, bone density, falls assessment and body mass index screening.
Peninsula Regional will also have information on its comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program, community support groups, Family Lab services, Lifeline medical emergency alert system and the new Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, which opens on Oct. 19 followed by a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 28. 
Information on other health and personal safety topics will also be available, including the Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates. There will also be community health-related vendors from the area providing additional screenings and education.
This year AGH will be offering flu shots for participants over the age of 13 from 8 a.m. to noon during the event.
Guests do not have to be an Ocean Pines resident to attend. The event is open to everyone; all are welcome to attend, even those who are visiting the area. It promises to be a fun, informative morning. Best of all, it is free.
For more information or for vending space, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.