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Baptist Union County to host community health fair

Baptist Union County will host a community health fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. Participants can take advantage of free flu vaccines, vision screenings, body mass index assessments, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose screenings, and coronary risk factor assessments.

Also, thanks to the hospital’s partnership with the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, attendees will have the chance to undergo a blood test to determine if they have kidney disease.  The test measures estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGRF) and creatinine, two major indicators of kidney function.

“We are committed to raising the collective health of the community,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “Free events, such as this health fair, allow community members to get an accurate picture of their overall health, which can help them make informed decisions about lifestyle changes.”

To find out more about the event, please call 662-538-2613.

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