Hundreds Attend UMMS Summer Health Fair
Hundreds of participants received free cholesterol checks and jumped
rope as part of the University of
Maryland Medical System's (UMMS) Spring Into a Healthy Summer
The event, which was held at University Plaza across from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC),
featured more than 50 health groups. Participants enjoyed complementary
chair massages, ate fresh fruit, and received samples of lip balm, sunscreen
and other items for summer activities.
To get participants in the swing of summer, instructors led line
dancing, jump roping, and hula hooping sessions. Information booths
were stocked with brochures about smoking cessation, heart disease,
cancer, and healthy eating.
"UMMS makes it simple for people to get screened by taking health
professionals out of their medical offices and bringing them into the
community," says Sharon Boston, MSJ,
senior media relations manager at UMMS.
UMMS medical staff provided blood pressure and cholesterol checks. HIV
screenings were available in mobile vans. A special tent was reserved
for vascular screenings to check for blocked veins and arteries.
The event was part of UMMS's community outreach, a coordinated effort
to give back and improve the health of all Marylanders. Health
screenings and other community-oriented health activities are regularly
offered by UMMS throughout the year.
|Posting Date: 06/10/2014
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