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Camarena marks Women’s Health Week by offering free screenings

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A local health center joined a national celebration to promote women’s health by providing free screenings and information to nearly 300 people.

Organized by Camarena Health, the health fair in the parking lot of the Women’s Health Center and half of B Street on Tuesday celebrated the 13th annual National Women’s Health Week, which started on Sunday and ends Saturday. Its aim is to encourage women to make their health a top priority and pay attention to preventive screenings, mental health, eating healthy and being active as well as avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking or not wearing safety gear such as seat belts.

“It was good. We had a good turnout. It was a nice day and a lot of community members were able to come out and get some great information and a lot of the nonprofit organizations of the community were able to disperse a lot of information on things that might help people,” said Eric Linville, the director of community development for Camarena Health.

Free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings were given to 192 adults. Other screenings given included vision and body mass index...


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