A two-day health fair developed and managed by the students and faculty of Genesee Community College’s three major health care divisions, specifically Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory Care is scheduled on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10 from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM in the Forum of GCC’s Batavia campus. Local residents are invited to this free event to not only gather important information about cutting-edge healthcare needs, treatments, and diagnostic developments, but also enjoy learning some preventive tips for maintaining healthy lifestyles.
The opportunity to learn about lung disease, alcohol toxicity, stroke recognition, hypertension, diabetes, sun safety, skin cancer, testicular cancer, breast cancer, prenatal care, pregnancy, sleep apnea and much more will be offered. Nursing students will be performing blood pressure screenings while physical therapy students will provide information on workplace ergonomics, lifting techniques, heart rate monitoring for exercise, and sports injury prevention. Information about respiratory care and sleep disorder issues will also be provided.
“The Health Fair gives the larger community an opportunity to better understand their own health and wellness needs, and also provides potential new students and healthcare workers a chance to explore some fantastic career opportunities,” Marilyn Brennan, RN, MSN, CNS
assistant nursing professor said. “We hope to make this annual event.”
The topics being presented are most applicable for adults and young adults, from teenagers through to senior citizen populations. Some of the information may not be suitable for children.
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