MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Don’t miss the 2014 WVU Healthcare Expo at the Morgantown Mall, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. It will feature 53 exhibitors representing departments and programs at WVU Healthcare and affiliated organizations.

Attendees can get free health screenings, talk to health experts, get a flu shot, and enter to win a stationary exercise bike.

“The annual WVU Healthcare Expo is one of the largest community health events in the region focused on prevention and early detection. It’s an important event – one that saves and improves lives,” Stephanie Bock, director of community relations, said.

“Hundreds of WVU Healthcare professionals will be available to provide health screenings and assessments and to answer health questions. There will be flu shots, healthy recipes, a special Strollin’ Colon exhibit to educate the public about colon cancer prevention, and more.”

Free health screenings will be available, including blood pressure, body fat, body mass index, bone density, carotid artery, diabetic retinopathy, electrocardiograms, glaucoma, glucose, heartburn, pulmonary function, vision, and ultrasounds of the gallbladder and abdominal aorta.

Screenings available at special times include balance (8 a.m.-noon), injury (8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.), Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation (8 a.m.-noon), spine pain (8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.) and clinical breast exams (8 a.m.-1 p.m.). The clinicians providing clinical breast exams at the Expo can order a mammogram. Participants’ insurance companies will be billed; payment options are available.

Flu shots will be offered for $25 to attendees 8 years old or older by WVU Healthcare Cheat Lake Physicians. Cholesterol screenings will be available for $10.

WVU Healthcare’s Clinical Laboratories will offer blood screenings from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Multiphasic screenings are available for $35, PSA for $15, Vitamin D for $15, hemoglobulin A1C for $10, and thyroid stimulating hormone for $10. Pre-registration is preferred; call 1-800-982-8242.

Health experts will be on hand to take questions about topics such as child development and age-appropriate games, joint replacement, and spine pain.

Expo attendees can also bring a favorite recipe for a “healthy meal makeover,” get a free chair massage, complete a medical power of attorney form and living will, and meet the Hearts of Gold Service Dogs (4-7 p.m.) and Monti the Mountaineer Bear.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
sw: 10-06-14