Free screenings available at Men's Health Fair

Free screenings available at Men's Health Fair
Shay Willis and Diana Davis (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A free health fair targets those who may avoid the doctor the most.

The 19th annual Men's Health Fair is Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Shay Willis, director of marketing and public relations at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, appeared on Region 8 News Midday Monday.

She said while many men avoid seeking medical treatment, it's important.

"A lot of them are the leader of their household so why not take the responsibility of taking care of yourself so that you can be there for your family," Willis said.

There will be 40 vendors set up with a variety of information, and AMMC will offer a number of health screenings.

"We encourage fasting because we do offer blood tests for glucose and cholesterol," Willis said.

Screenings for blood pressure, weight and nutrition, and a blood test for prostate cancer will be offered at the health fair as well.

There will also be an inflatable brain for men to walk through.

"You can go in and see the different parts of your brain, and it also educates on stroke awareness," Willis said.

Everything at the health fair is free.

Some of the screenings do require appointments.

Visit for information on the health fair and scheduling appointments.

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