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Saturday Health Fair Offers Wellness Testing for Students and Local Residents


October 30, 2012 — The sixth annual “Kick-Off to Good Health” gives University of Wyoming students and Laramie residents an opportunity to learn about their personal health Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 a.m.- noon in the Wyoming Union. Many services and tests provided will be free of charge.

Each year, the Health Fair has provided more than 100 future health professionals with the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills obtained from each individual’s field of study. This Health Fair involves the cooperation of students in kinesiology, nursing, pharmacy, speech pathology and social work and first-year medical students in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) medical education program.

Additionally, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Chapter and local law enforcement agencies will coordinate a medication disposal event. Anyone seeking to properly dispose their unwanted or expired medications can discard them at the Health Fair.

Also this year, for a small fee, Wyoming Health Fairs will administer clinical tests including blood analysis, hemoglobin screenings and HIV testing as well as providing information about depression, smoking cessation, acupuncture and other health topics.

The UW chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society and the College of Health Sciences sponsor this event. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/index.html and click on the “6th Annual Health Fair” link.

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