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Beacon Health Expo a success

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The third annual Brunswick Beacon Health Expo this past weekend at West Brunswick High School, was a success, Christy Williamson, event coordinator, said.

A steady stream of people all day long attended health lectures, visited vendors and got the chance to have their health questions answered by local professionals.

Fairgoers had the opportunity to receive free massages, get scanned for blood pressure, glucose, body fat analysis, oxygen saturation and bariatric health. Postural foot scans, vision screens, foot levelers screenings, golf swing explanation and instruction and eyeglass adjustments were also available.

“I think that our vendors raised the bar this year,” Williamson said. “They put a lot of effort into drawing people into their booths.”

Health lectures were given throughout the day, which included “Skin Cancer from A-Z,” by Dr. Jeff Coury of Coastal Carolina ENT; “The Future of Healthcare in Brunswick County,” by Denise Mihal, president of Brunswick Community Hospital; and a bariatrics lecture by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

“The skin cancer screening was a bit hit,” Williamson said. “It was a really informative lecture.”

Brooke Malanga of Brunswick Physical Therapy won a treadmill, the grand prize of the day, from Sears.

Williamson said another Health Expo would take place next February.

We’re looking forward to working with all the same vendors and adding new ones,” she said. “Every year is going to be bigger and better.”