POSTED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:29pm
Longview, TX — LeTourneau University’s annual Get it Together health fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Solheim Arena on the LeTourneau University campus, 2100 Mobberly Ave. in Longview.
The Get it Together Health Fair is one of East Texas’s largest healthcare events. Good Shepherd Medical Center will be onsite to provide free medical lab tests that include complete lipid profiles and glucose testing. New this year is the The Kidney Trust who will provide serum kidney function tests and consultations. Over 70 business and health care professionals will set up in the Solheim Arena. Participants can save hundreds of healthcare dollars on assessments and education. Door prizes are also given away every few minutes.
For most accurate lab results, participants are encouraged to fast after midnight, the night prior to having lab work drawn. Other free services include blood pressure and pulse oximetry testing, fitness assessments, spinal exams, foot screenings, vision and glaucoma screenings, hearing screenings, nutrition and diet counseling, heart health, exercise counseling, and financial health advice. Other services include drug and alcohol prevention and abstinence education, along with mental health and wellness education. The community will also have opportunity to visit with a local pharmacist, and learn the importance of bone marrow donation and register with the National Marrow Donor Registry.
“Our free Get it Together health fair emphasizes the importance of making lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and well-being,” said LETU Director of Health Services Shela Dawson. “This community outreach encompasses the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually.”