PRMC’S Live Well HealthFest health fair returns April 11

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Wicomico County Board of Education invite everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula to join them for LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

This year’s event, a showcase of healthy exhibits and health screenings, is free and open to the public at James M. Bennett High School on College Avenue in Salisbury. LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Over 35 free health screenings will be available the day of the event and without pre-registration. The health screenings, performed by Peninsula Regional Medical Center healthcare specialists and other area healthcare providers, will be available to anyone looking to find out how healthy they actually are, and to learn what they can do to lead an even healthier and more productive lifestyle.

At this year’s LiveWell HealthFest, PRMC will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in a paper Diabetes screening conducted by the Peninsula Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team.  If determined to be at high risk, individuals will be provided education and offered a Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) blood draw.  The HbA1c test is preferred because it can actually detect Diabetes, and is a much more accurate measure of a person’s health risk. The glucose and cholesterol screenings previously provided at LiveWell HealthFest will no longer be offered.

At various times during the event, LiveWell HealthFest participants may enjoy a therapy dog demonstration, dance and yoga performances, fitness demonstrations for people of all ages, a rock climbing wall, moon bounce, fire engine and ambulance tours, a fly in and helicopter tours by the Maryland State Police, a health corner for kids presented by PRMC Child Care, a healthy smoothie cooking demonstration and a free photo booth.

The da Vinci Surgical System Robot will again be on exhibit, giving anyone interested a “hands on” opportunity to test drive the robot and see, up close, how the technology is used at PRMC during revolutionary cutting edge surgeries.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with about 50 exhibitors and vendors who are also joining LiveWell HealthFest with valuable information on their services.

For more information on LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, a map and a complete list of screenings and demonstrations, please visit PRMC’s website at www.peninsula.org/specialevents.

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