Free health fair helps with New Year resolutions

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