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Published: Tuesday, 4/12/2011

Wood County to offer free health screenings


BOWLING GREEN -- As part of Minority Health Month, the Wood County Health District is offering two events featuring free health screenings and education about a number of diseases.

Tuesday's event is set for 1 to 7 p.m. in Bowling Green, and will feature free health screenings including total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference, and body-mass index measurements.

In addition, the event will feature education on early detection and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. No appointments are needed.

The health district will host a similar event April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwood Municipal Building at 6000 Wales Rd.

No appointments are required. Funding for both feature free health screenings, education, and take-home materials, including glucometers and test strips to individuals who are in need of them. Funding is provided by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Minority Health Month Calendar information for Toledo and surrounding areas is available online at www.minorityhealthtoledo.org.

Many of the events held during the month are funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

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