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Annual Community Health Fair held yesterday; PSA testing available all week

Locals were able to get their sugar and cholesterol checked at the community health fair yesterday. Several were identified as having high glucose or cholesterol levels. Other local and non-local vendors set up displays with give-aways and health information.
Annual Community Health Fair held yesterday
PSA testing available all week

By Sarah Tarr
Enterprise Editor

The 11th Annual Evans County Community Health Fair was held yesterday, April 22, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Eastside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The yearly event is sponsored by Evans Memorial Hospital and the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce.
Glucose and cholesterol screenings were completed for 35 people, a drop in the number of people who were screened the last two years, but several were identified with elevated glucose and cholesterol levels.
In conjunction with the health fair, EMH is providing free PSA testing this week for men ages 45 and above. PSA testing is still open through tomorrow, April 24, at the EMH conference room (entrance on Long Street) from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Testing is open today extended hours at the hospital laboratory from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. As of Tuesday morning, EMH had performed 152 PSA screening tests this week.
No appointment is necessary for PSA testing - signs will be posted as to exact location at the hospital. Fasting is not required for the test and if the public testing times do not work a special time may be scheduled by calling the EMH lab director at 739-5112.

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