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Tucker County Regional Health Fair set

Mountaineer Brock Burwell will kick off fair Saturday

June 2, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Mon General Hospital and Davis Memorial Hospital invite everyone to celebrate a year of good health by attending the "2011 Take Charge of Your Health" fair Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bear Paw Ski Lodge in Canaan Valley.

Among the health screening that will be offered is multiphasic blood analysis for $30. Those interested in this testing must fast for 12 hours and the morning of the test, any medications can be taken with a sip of water.

Other tests with fees include: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for $15 and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), also $15. No fasting is required for these two test.

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Participants can also talk with physicians. Dr. Mark Johnson of Morgantown Surgical Associates will present "Screening Colonoscopy - Good Idea, or a Pain in the Butt" at 10 a.m.

Johnson will also write a doctor order for any woman to have a free mammogram at Davis Memorial Hospital in July if the form with the doctor order is sent in.

Other physicians scheduled are: Dr. Donald Fleming, The Cancer Care Center of Davis Memorial Hospital; Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, Mountain State Dermatology; Dr. Jenny Cross, hearing screening/allergist; Dr. Sherri Collett, chiropractor screening; and Dr. Ed Rader, Mountain Top Clinic.

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Quick facts

- Free screenings and health information

- EKG/cardiac information

- Bone density

- Mon General information booth

- Vision screening and check for glaucoma by Thomas/Davis Lions Club

- Finger sticks blood sugar levels by Mountain Top Clinic

- Cholesterol sticks

- Wellness information

- Information on hospice programs and blood pressure checks from Mountain Hospice

- Blood pressure checks from Tucker County EMS

- Pulmonary Function Assessment

- Vericose leg vein screening

- Tucker County Senior Center

- Tucker County Health Department

- Diabetic education with Eloise Hollen

- Cancer education prevention and screening

- Wound care

- Linda Reeves, holistic health and nutrition course

- Cortland Acres, "The Nature of Care" - rehabilitation and fitness center

- Social services

- Advance directives

- Free ice cream

- Mon General Surgical Unit

- And more

The event will also include a children's corner with face painting, kids games, and a fishing and duck pond from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizer Tag Stiles welcomes everyone to have their picture taken with Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell during the health fair.

Burwell was named West Virginia University's Mountaineer Mascot for the second year at the WVU-Louisville Basketball Game on March 5.

A graduate student from Harrisville, Burwell graduated from West Virginia University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in multidisciplinary studies. He is currently seeking a master's degree from West Virginia University in athletic coaching education. He has had experience as the Mountaineer from a very early age. As a child, Burwell was the "Little Mountaineer" who followed his uncle, Rock Wilson, during his reign as the Mountaineer in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

A 2005 graduate of Ritchie County High School, Burwell has served as the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, chairperson of the Mountaineer Week Beard Shaving Competition, member of Mountain Honorary, WVU Campus Ministries, WVU Sports Management Club, Mountaineer Maniacs and Riverside Ministries. He has volunteered at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, American Red Cross blood drive events, the Hoss Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and Rosenbaum Family House, among other things.



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