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Taking care of your health and your body

CCTC students offer free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings

Nursing students from Collins Career Technical Center Nursing School had a community health fair on Friday, to raise community awareness about everything from skin and breast cancer to vaccinations to STDs. They also offered free blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar screenings.

Lisa Wilhelm, an RN student at the school manning the skin cancer exhibit, explained that they were also offering free samples of items like sun screen and lip balm, to encouarage healthy practices while also raising community awareness.

“It’s nice to keep in your car,” she said, “in case you get stuck out and need it.”

The students also set up children’s exhibits, at ground level, explaining the importance of washing your hands, providing advice on avoiding sports injuries, and other health, nutrition and safety tips.

“It’s important information for people to have,” explained student Maria Daniels.

The students will also be set up at the Lawrence County Fair, on Tuesday, July 11, providing the same important health advice, and screenings, at no cost to the community.

The next public event at CCTC Nursing School is a blood drive, scheduled for August 9.