USC, White Memorial Host Fair for Better Health

Health fair on Saturday will include screenings and healthy living solutions.

By EGP Staff Report

Get your health questions answered and catch any potential ailments at this Saturday’s health fair held at Hollenbeck Park where more than 80 health providers and community organizations will be on hand to offer an array of screenings and important health information.

Now in its tenth year, the “Bridge to Health”, wellness, and safety fair will be held Oct. 13, 11am-3pm, through a partnership between the University of Southern California and White Memorial Hospital.

The fair’s menu of health screenings include cholesterol and diabetes check-ups and are geared toward preventing illnesses before they happen or become too serious. Other screenings and preventative services to be offered this Saturday will include body fat, hypertension, osteoporosis, dental and vision exams, and flu shots.

Physicians from White Memorial Hospital and USC will also be on hand at an “Ask the Doctor” booth to answer questions about Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, mental health, nutrition and physical fitness.

There will also be opportunities to learn about healthier lifestyle habits including physical fitness activities that include a “Zumba-thon” aerobic dance workshop and demonstrations of healthy cooking methods and recipes.

The Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA will also have a Kids Zone play area set up for younger participants of the fair.

“Bridge to Health” is partially funded by the USC Neighborhood Outreach Grant. L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar, the Consulado General de Mexico en Los Angeles, Rose Hills, and the YMCA were also involved in putting together the event.

Hollenbeck Park is located at 415 S. Saint Louis Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

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October 11, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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