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UB to host annual community health fair on October 31

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The University of Bridgeport Division of Student Affairs will host its annual community health fair on Thursday, October 31 to offer free medical screenings, prizes, and more. Over 50 vendors are anticipated to attend.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wheeler Recreation Center, 400 University Avenue, Bridgeport.

“The Health Fair gets bigger and better every year. Individuals of all ages are invited to learn more about how they can care for their health, receive free blood-pressure, STD, HIV and other screenings, and enter a free raffle to win various prizes," said UB Health Services Director Melissa Lopez. “This year, UB Health Services is working with the University's College of Naturopathic Medicine to provide the community with flu-prevention tips.”

Some of the services to be offered will include:

· Blood-pressure screenings,
· Confidential STD testing from the state Department of Public Health
· HIV testing
· Body-mass index testing,
· Free massages

For additional information, contact (203) 576-4712, or melissal@bridgeport.edu


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu.