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Third Annual Beacon Health Expo set for Saturday

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Get your medical questions answered and your health screened for free at the Third Annual Brunswick Beacon Health Expo this Saturday, Feb. 28, at the West Brunswick High School gymnasium.

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The event is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and admission is free.

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive, and local healthcare administrators will perform screenings. Screens include blood pressure, glucose, body fat analysis, oxygen saturation and bariatric health. Postural foot scans, vision screens, foot levelers screenings, golf swing explanation and instruction, eyeglass adjustments and chair massages will be available.

Healthcare administrators will also be on hand providing information about nutrition, breast health, mental health, hand hygiene and eldercare.

Lectures will take place throughout the day in the HOSA classroom, beginning at 10 a.m. with “Skin Cancer from A-Z,” by Dr. Jeff Coury of Coastal Carolina ENT. Denise Mihal, president of Brunswick Community Hospital, will present “The Future of Healthcare in Brunswick County” at 11:30 a.m., and a bariatrics lecture by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center will be at 12:15 p.m.

A baked chicken buffet by Jerome’s will be available for $6. Childcare will be provided at no additional cost, and door prizes will be given throughout the day, with a new, top-of-the-line treadmill as the day’s grand prize.

“Healthcare is an integral part of our community, and there will be many quality professionals to answer any medical questions you may have,” Christy Williamson, event organizer and Beacon advertising sales representative, said.

Event sponsors include: Brunswick Community Hospital, West Brunswick High School HOSA, Woodmen of the World, Phelps Family Practice, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Brunswick Physical Therapy Associates, Sunset Slush, Family First Chiropractic, WellCare, Lundy Chiropractic & Rehab, Calabash Family Pharmacy, Sears of Shallotte, Sand Dollars and Soles for a Cure, American Red Cross, Fitness Studio, A2Z Home Medical and Allergy Partners of Coastal Carolina.