Sunday: OLPH Health and Resource Fair

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With colder weather setting in, now is a good time to get some basic health testing including free flu shots for those not covered by insurance and while supplies last.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is sponsoring a health and resource fair at their hall and conference center on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be blood testing for glucose and cholesterol, measurement of blood pressure and body mass index, flu shots, carotid and cardiac ultrasound as well as multiple vendors with giveaways and valuable information about health and wellness.

In addition to the blood tests, there will be dental screen and dental information available as well as information about essential oils for wellness.

Did you know that, according to the American Heart Association, half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease do not exhibit symptoms? The AHA also says that between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men.

Both of those factors only highlight the importance men must place on protecting themselves against heart disease. The AHA notes that the steps that can help men reduce their risk for heart disease vary depending on their ages.

Men in their 50s may need to be more diligent in their efforts to prevent heart disease, especially if they have already been diagnosed with conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. While young men and older men may need to employ different strategies in their fights against heart disease, men of all ages can benefit from routine exercise, nutritious diets and healthy lifestyles.

For more information about the fair, contact Maggie Halloway at 805-341-5959 or email [email protected].

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