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WVU Medicine Mini-Health Fair on Colon Cancer Education

April 16

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death in West Virginia.  On April 16 from 1 – 4 p.m., WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center will host a mini health fair focusing on colon cancer education.

To make learning about the colon fun and interesting for all ages, the health fair will feature a special exhibit – the Strollin’ Colon.  This large inflatable colon will be located at the Berkeley Medical Center front main lobby entrance.

“The public is welcome to take a brief tour to learn about the colon and visually see what different colon related conditions look like up close,” Dana DeJarnett, health promotion coordinator, said.

The mini health fair activities will include colon screening FIT Kits for $25, HbA1c test for average blood sugar levels, blood pressure checks and weight/BMI testing. A dietitian/diabetes educator will be on site and information will be available on fitness, weight management and smoking cessation.

Free shuttle service to Berkeley Medical Center from the MOB3 parking lot and McCormack Center will be offered during the event.  For more information, call the marketing department at 304-264-1223.


April 16
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