Free health fair helps with New Year resolutions - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Free health fair helps with New Year resolutions

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from South Central Regional Medical Center

In 2015 many have made New Year resolutions and good health is at the top of the list. In an effort to improve your health, South Central Regional Medical Center will host a free community health fair on Thursday, January 22nd. The health fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at South Central Place in Laurel. Free health screenings, interactive health education booths, cooking demonstrations and more will be provided to all who attend.

"We have health education, health information and several screenings available for all ages at no charge to the community," says Karen Vanderslice, BSN, RN, Community Education Coordinator at South Central Regional Medical Center. "The health fair is completely free because all the expenses are paid by the South Central Health Care Foundation."

The screenings for the event include:

Anxiety and Depression Blood Pressure Body Mass Index Carbon Monoxide Confidential STD Assessment Non-fasting Cholesterol Non-fasting Glucose Medication Review Prostate Cancer (includes DRE & PSA) Skin Cancer Vision "At South Central, we feel a healthy community is a prosperous community. We hope that people will take away vital information about prevention and early detection to live a healthier life in 2015," says Vanderslice.

For more information about the community health fair on January 22nd at South Central Place in Laurel, please call 601.399.0506 or email kvanderslice@scrmc.com.

Copyright 2015 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-09-26 05:13:53 GMT
    JCJC freshman forward Aimee Durn. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC freshman forward Aimee Durn. Courtesy: WDAM

    Though she stands at just 4-foot-10, Aimee Durn is a force for the Jones County Junior College women's soccer club. The short freshman from England is a big reason the Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1. "They say big things come in small packages and that's very true for Aimee," said tenth-year JCJC women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley.

    More >>

    Though she stands at just 4-foot-10, Aimee Durn is a force for the Jones County Junior College women's soccer club. The short freshman from England is a big reason the Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1. "They say big things come in small packages and that's very true for Aimee," said tenth-year JCJC women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley.

    More >>
  • USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:57:07 GMT
    USM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAMUSM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

    More >>

    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

    More >>
Powered by Frankly