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Health fair this weekend

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Katy McElroy

A yearly checkup is an important component of a healthy lifestyle, and every September, Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day reminds Austinites to set that appointment. In recognition of this day, Austin Public Health’s Health Equity Unit is sponsoring a free community health fair to promote awareness of the importance of regular doctor visits. Health providers will be there to provide resources to the community. In addition, there will be free health screenings including blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol checks. HIV/STI testing will also be available, and the Lion’s Club will be offering eye exams. Entertainment includes exercise demonstrations, a performance by a dance troupe, raffles, bingo, and giveaways, pool and air hockey tables, and a bounce house and playground for the kids. The event, which is co-sponsored by HEB/Springdale and the KIND Clinic, is this Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Givens Recreation Center, 3811 East 12th St.

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