(2/21/13) - Communities in eastern North and South Carolina continue to be recognized for their poor health status. This region has the distinction of leading the nation in heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Eating healthy, losing weight and improving ones health status is a battle that millions of Americans struggle with everyday. Lifestyle diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes have a significant relationship with overweight and obesity in addition to an inactive lifestyle.
In an effort to battle and conquer these challenging health dilemmas, McLeod Medical Center Dillon will hold its 24th Annual Health and Kids Fair at the City of Dillon Wellness Center, located at 1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon, on March 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thanks to generous funding from the McLeod Health Foundation, McLeod Dillon employees and physicians will offer low-cost and no-cost health screenings and services for participants, including the following:
Complete Blood Count/Chemistry Profile/Thyroid Test $25
Lipid Profile $20
Prostate Cancer Screening $15 (Blood Test recommended for males over 50)
Body Mass Index
Blood Pressure and Stroke Screening
Clinical Breast Cancer Screening Exams
Height and Weight
Nutrition and Health Information
And Much More
The Health and Kids Fair is an event for the entire family. Health screenings, nutritional information, games and entertainment will be offered. In addition, fire trucks and ambulances will be on site for tours. Parental attendance and supervision is required for the safety of all children.
Local physicians will be at the event to answer questions, offer screenings, discuss screening results and provide health information to both adults and children. Area vendors will also participate offering health care information as well as information on the newest services, products and resources available in the region. Throughout the event, door prizes will be given and drawings held.
Anyone having blood work performed should not eat twelve hours prior to coming to the Health Fair.
To reduce wait times and lines on the day of the Health Fair, pre-registration is encouraged. Pre-registration will be held Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main hospital lobby.
For more information on the McLeod Dillon 24th Annual Health and Kids Fair, please call 843-777-2005 or 1-800-667-2005.