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Health Fair promotes women's health

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT0 - Women across Region 8 took advantage of free health testing Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Girls Talk Health Fair. The event was to promote women's health, and provide women with free testing they might otherwise not be able to afford.

"I think it's excellent for women to just make sure that your healthy," says Lisa Westmoreland, who attended the clinic.

Which was the goal of the 7th Annual Girls Talk Health Fair. "We have EKG testing, osteoporosis, blood pressure, blood work, glucose, cholesterol, and healthy life style sessions," says Gail Hudson with the Cardiology Associates Foundation.

Sessions that gave tips on topics like what to do in a 911 emergency, along with several booths with different health related information. All for free, with or without insurance. Lisa Westmoreland came out the health fair last year, and says it's an opportunity she can't pass up.

"It's not everyday that a woman can come out to something like this and get over 2,000 dollars worth of testing for free," says Westmoreland.

It is an event Hudson hopes will encourage women to take a minute to look at their health numbers.

"Sometime people find out their blood pressure is really high and didn't know. They can find that out today. If they have a heart issue, they can find that. They can immediately be recommended to a physician, or taken to the hospital and that's happened before," says Hudson.

Hudson says they were pleased with the turn out, women were even lined up outside 30 minutes before the doors opened. The event was put on by the Cardiology Associates Foundation and Clopton Clinic.

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