Thursday, April 11, 2013

Local Health Education and Screening Events

Our community partners have several events coming up related to health promotion and wellness. Please take advantage of these helpful events and feel free to share this information with your community!

To Your Health
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 & Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: April 13th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
April 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Early Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Location: Professional and Community Education Center at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD. **Free parking will be available in the Dameron Employee Garage, located near Forest Glen Road and Dameron Drive.

Come and learn about health topics for the entire family—infants to seniors! The event offers health education exhibits, as well as FREE screenings. Early disease detection screenings include diabetes glucose (A1C) and lipid panel (cholesterol) tests on April 13th (do not eat or drink after midnight; must be over the age of 18) and clinical breast examinations and Pap tests (must be over the age of 21) for women on April 20th.

Also, stop by the health education tables for health information or to get more free screenings, including: Body Fat, Blood Pressure, Carbon Monoxide, AND MORE!
Testing for both days are first come, first serve: space is limited. This entire event is FREE and refreshments will be served. For additional information and/or to register, please call 301-754-8800 or visit online at

Lung Cancer Screening and Education
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013 & Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shady Grove Radiology Outpatient Imaging Center, 19731 Germantown Road, Suite 102, Germantown, MD.
Cost: $60 (Insurance cover not available)
In many cases, early detection of lung cancer can lead to effective treatments. Please join Shady Grove Adventist for their low-dose CT lung cancer screening event for high-risk Asian Pacific Islander community members.

Eligible candidates include:
  • Men and women ages 55-74.
  • Smoking history (one pack/day for 30 years, two packs/day for 15 years or three packs/day for 10 years).
  • Significant exposure to second-hand smoke and/or previous asbestos exposure.
Space is limited. Please call the Lung CT Screening Hotline to pre-register: 301-315-3780.

Spring Into Better Health at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center, Rockville, MD
Cost: FREE
Join Shady Grove Adventist Hospital for their 7th annual heart health event! Connect with expert physicians to get the latest information on heart related diseases and conditions, answers to all of your questions, and get FREE health screenings to assess your heart risks and keep you healthy.

Screenings, Assessments and Demonstrations:
  • Ankle Brachial Index **Space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 1-800-542-5096.
  • Body Composition
  • Body Mass Index
  • Waist-to-Hip Ratio
  • Grip Strength Test
  • Bone Density Screening
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Risk Assessment
  • Stroke Risk Assessment
  • Proper Lifting Demonstrations
  • Medication Evaluation (please bring a list of all medications to this event)
Health "Chats"
Learn about heart and vascular health conditions and how you can improve your own health through a series of free health "chats" with local experts:
  • Complementary Medicine For The Cardiovascular Patient
  • Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Imaging and Diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease
To register, please call 1-800-542-5096. If you would like more information, please visit online:

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