College of Pharmacy health fair on Saturday


College of Pharmacy health fair on Saturday

The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy will present its fourth annual health fair on Saturday from 10 a.m-3 p.m. at the UH-Hilo Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Students and faculty will conduct blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, a “brown bag” medication check, healthy living demonstrations, informational booths, and a healthy living art competition for local school children.

Other community organizations conducting concurrent activities will include the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry, NED Drug Take Back Program, Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institution, Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, Senior Medicare Patrol and Akaka Falls Lions Club.

“Our health fair is now a tradition during national American Pharmacists Month, which is celebrated annually during October,” said Carolyn Ma, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice who created the inaugural health fair in 2009. “It serves as another reminder to our students about the importance of their chosen profession for the community. Those who come to campus will witness first-hand the value these student pharmacists add throughout the state of Hawaii.”

For more information, call 933-7663.

 

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