UWA’s 12th annual health fair took place on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hughes Gymnasium.

Hosted by the UWA Fitness Center, the health fair serves as an educational and interactive event for faculty, staff, students, and the community that provides medical screenings for health intervention.

Shonna Tatum, UWA fitness coordinator and director of the UWA Health Fair, said that early screenings for diseases are very important.

“We host the Health Fair mainly for students that don’t go to the doctor,” Tatum said. “This is when certain diseases start with them not knowing. Especially with things like heart disease and high blood pressure, students might not realize they have these problems, and they leave it untreated.”

Screenings included blood sugar and blood pressure testing, functional movements screenings, HIV screenings and flu shots.

In addition to the Health Fair, a health information day took place in front of Young Hall Cafeteria on Oct. 9 to inform students about the Health Fair and screenings that were offered.

Vendors at the health fair included Riverview Orthodontics, Walmart Eye Screenings, UWA Nursing, UWA Counseling, UWA Exercise Science and the UWA Fitness Center.

If you have any questions or want more information about the services offered at this year’s Health Fair, contact Shonna Tatum at STatum@uwa.edu.

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