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LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is introducing a Community Health Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, with free adult health screenings from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Clinical Evaluation Center on the WVSOM campus in Lewisburg.

All participants can receive free vision, hearing, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and dental screenings. In compliance with national health guidelines, individuals may also be eligible for blood sugar and cholesterol screenings. Men may be eligible for rectal and prostate screenings. Women may be eligible for breast, pelvic and pap smear screenings. A limited number of free mammograms will be available via Bonnie's Bus, West Virginia's mobile mammography unit for breast cancer screening.

Andrea Nazar, D.O., professor of clinical science and medical director for WVSOM health screenings, has organized similar events in the past, but this is the first time the school has offered one complete day of free health screenings simultaneously to adult men and women which follow new national guidelines. 

"Our goal is to reach underserved individuals in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties who may benefit from updated information about their health and wellness," she said.

All health screenings are provided by medical students at the school under the supervision of qualified physicians. To schedule a screening, call 304-647-6245.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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