Free health fair encourages education and prevention

Free health fair encourages education and prevention

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Pushing Region 8 residents to better health was the goal in Pocahontas Tuesday.

A free health fair held at Black River Technical College offered those who attended multiple opportunities to better their health.

BRTC students and employees helped organize the fair which offered free flu shots along with prostate screenings.

The St. Bernards Healthcare mammogram bus was also there.

Booths inside the auditorium included Air Evac, Be the Match, Mid-South Health Systems, First Choice Healthcare, a local dentist, and eye doctor.

Bridgette Kasinger is the nursing clinical site coordinator for BRTC. She said the health fair brings many opportunities to be better informed about your health.

"A lot of people may not have the means to go out multiple times for multiple things so we just try to collaborate that all together so they can have access all in one place," Kasinger said.

The fair also provided an opportunity for students to get experience.

Students administered blood pressure checks, glucose, and cholesterol screenings.

BRTC anticipates giving more than 500 flu shots by the end of the health fair.

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