JBU Health Fair Promotes Community Wellness

Siloam Springs, Ark (November 13, 2001) - Residents of Siloam Springs and surrounding areas can check up on their fitness and check out the latest health information, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the JBU Community Health Fair. Free screenings and information from 21 area health providers and local organizations will be available, at no cost to attendees. The hours are 10 – 3 p.m. in the lobby of the university library.

Five screenings are free: blood sugar and blood pressure, vision (10:00-12:00 only), hearing and height/weight/body fat. A full lipid cholesterol profile is available for $5.

Numerous health and medical professionals from Northwest Arkansas will be available to answer questions and provide information on topics as varied as drowsy driving information, anxiety and stress management, emergency and disaster preparedness, eating disorders and dental health. Attendees may also view videos and take advantage of complimentary massages.

The event is made possible by the cooperation of Willow Creek Women’s Hospital, Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kenneth Childers, Ozark Guidance Center, ARORA, Dr. Chyrell Blount, RAIN, the American Red Cross, Siloam Springs High School, Siloam Springs Police and Fire Departments, White River School of Massage, Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis Center, New Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Center, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks and John Brown University.

Contact Robert Walker at 524-7302 for additional information.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,600 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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