September 1, 2008

Cohasset Health Fair Sept. 16

COHASSET - The board of health will hold its annual health fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Second Congregational Church located next to the town hall on Highland Avenue.

Free health screenings will be offered to town residents in areas including blood pressure, vision, cholesterol and blood sugar, oral cancer, osteoporosis (bone-mineral density), chiropractic, prostate cancer screening and mental health screenings, the board said.

Demonstrations at the fair that Tuesday will include family emergency and disaster planning, holistic health methods nutrition, health food and massage therapy.

A Children's Melanoma Foundation representative will instruct about sun safety.

The South Shore Hospital's injury prevention unit will perform car seat checks and fit youths attending with free youth bicycle helmets, the board said.

A pharmacist will be available to review medications with people in regard to their safety and side effects, the board added.

Refreshments will be available, the board stated, and a drawing held for a free children's booster car seat.

For more information call Public Health Nurse Mary Goodwin at 781- 383-2210.

Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff.

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