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Partnership to present annual Health Fair in Ocean Pines

OCEAN PINES–Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical
Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association’s Communications
Advisory Committee to offer a Health Fair to the community. The event will be
held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center
at 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md.

Atlantic General Hospital
will be providing various health-related screenings including cholesterol
testing for Total and HDL (no fasting is required), hearing, foot checks for
neuropathy, carotid, respiratory and bone density screenings. Other information
specialists will be there from Sleep Lab, Endoscopy Center, Cancer/Infusion
center, Nutrition and GYN services.

The PRMC Wagner Wellness
van and providers will also be on site performing blood pressure checks and
stroke risk assessment as well as pulse oximetry and skin cancer
screening.  There will be
information available on ortho/joint replacement, spine, women’s and children
services as well as a childhood obesity/diabetes display.  Other areas include the Wound Centers
from both hospitals.

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.

 New this year will be free
flu shots for participants over the age of 13. Atlantic General will be giving
flu shots from 8 am to noon during the event.

If you’ve ever wondered
about fitness opportunities in Ocean Pines, come to the fair for “one stop
shopping.” What a great opportunity to see the lovely facility and all it has
to offer.

You do not have to be an
Ocean Pines resident to attend the free event. It is open to everyone and all
are welcome to attend.

For more information, call
Dawn Denton at the Community Education office at Atlantic General at
410-641-9268, Rhonda Lasher at Community Relations at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center at 410-543-7766 or for vending space call the Ocean Pines
Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.