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A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo

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Hello. I'm Dr. Devi Nair, director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and physician chair for St.Bernards Medical Group Health & Fitness Expo.

The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.

Expo brings the latest health and fitness information directly to you, along with free health screenings, free physician-led panel discussions, free healthy cooking demonstrations and free pre-participation evaluations for Craighead County student athletes … and more.

Along with the physicians of St. Bernards Medical Group, sponsors and about 125 local vendors who offer health and fitness services and products will be there.. Even Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields will be there.

Last year we did more than 4,200 free screenings.

The Doc Rock & Run Half Marathon and 5K, which attracts runners from a multi-state area, benefits St. Bernards Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the only NICU in Eastern Arkansas.

On Sunday, Medical Group physicians help provide comprehensive pre-participation evaluations for more than 1,200 Craighead County student athletes. Unique to our PPEs is that students in Grade 9 and up get EKGs to detect underlying heart issues that could be life threatening.

There's a lot more information on the Expo web site

Join us April 22nd and 23rd at the ASU Convocation Center for the St. Bernards Medical Group Health & Fitness Expo.

It's really all about how you can be healthier … and how together we can make this A Better Region 8.

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