Health Screenings, Flu Shots, Family Activities & More at Oct. 27 Ascension Seton Hays Health Fair

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KYLE, Texas – (Oct. 18, 2012) – When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Glucose tested? Body mass index read? Thyroid screened? Still need to get your flu shot? Know what you need to have to survive 72 hours during a crisis? Wondering if that dark spot on your face might be skin cancer?

All Hays County residents, from babies to seniors, can find the answers to these questions and more at the third annual Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays Community Health Fair. The event, which drew 650 people last year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the hospital, 6001 Kyle Parkway, just east of Interstate 35.

More than 40 booths sharing information, food and giveaways will be offered. Ascension Seton Hays doctors, nurses and other medical experts will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns.

Kids can enjoy special activities, including a visit with “Andy the Ambulance,” courtesy of San Marcos/Hays County Emergency Medical Services, and – if they dare – enter a haunted-for-Halloween hospital ward. They also can handcraft get well cards that will be delivered later to Ascension Seton Hays patients.

Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital’s Care-a-Van will provide free wellness check-ups for kids. Flu shots will be provided by Walgreens at a minimal fee and DeVries Family Chiropractic will offer stress screenings and posture analyses. The Hays County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will tell you have to survive for three days alone. Healthy food demonstrations also are scheduled.

A zumba demonstration will be performed by the YMCA. Ascension Seton Hays café will be open, offering delicious and nutritious menu options throughout the event. Spanish translators also will be available.

For more information, contact Ascension Seton Hays at 504-5000
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