The School of Health Sciences at the University of Saint Francis will host its fourth Focus on Health on Friday, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the North Campus Gymnasium, across from the main campus at 2702 Spring Street.

At this event, participants 18 years of age and older may take advantage of many free health checks including blood pressure, vision, height/weight/BMI, and colorectal cancer screening kits. Balance testing for age groups at risk, foot screening, skin screening, and hearing screening will also be offered. An optional fasting blood chemistry test with cardiac profile is available for $29, as is a hemogram that tests for anemia for $8. A TSH (thyroid) and PSA (prostate, for men only) will be available with blood draws for $20 each. To participate in the colorectal cancer screening, pick up a free EZ Detect kit during the health fair.

Francine’s Friends will also be on site to offer mammograms. An appointment is required for mammograms; call 260-483-1847 for scheduling and pricing.

Students from the Nursing, Radiation Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Psychology, and Exercise Science programs will be participating, as well as student athletes and faculty.

For more information, call 260-399-7700, ext. 8501 or 8545.

Focus on Health is a community affairs project of the Midwest Alliance for Health Education, a not-for-profit organization, and is offered at other sites across the city. Sponsors for this project include Parkview Health, Indiana Tech, Wells Fargo Bank, Physicians Health Plan, International Truck & Engine Corp., Indiana’s News Center, St. Joe Hospital, Murphy and Associates, and Equity Investment Group.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890, is a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,100 students from a broad geographic region.

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