DHS HEALTHY LIVING EXPO ANNOUNCED
ELKINS, WV – The Annual Davis Health System (DHS) Healthy Living Expo will be held from 7 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the McDonnell Center on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. It offers low cost blood tests, free preventative screenings and other tests.
The Expo is open to residents from around the region and targets individuals of all ages. Additional services geared toward youth and young families have been added including the new immunizations required for school-aged students.
Multi-phasic blood panels begin at $30 and will be offered from 7 – 10 a.m. The panel includes CBC, chemistry panel and lipids: HDL & LDL cholesterol plus triglycerides. Other tests available at discounted prices include thyroid, PSA (prostate), CA-125 (ovarian cancer risk), CA 27.29 (breast cancer risk), Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy, HGB A1C(diabetes), C-Reactive Protein (heart disease risk) and blood type.
“Disease prevention and wellness education is an important part of Davis Health System’s mission and commitment to the communities we serve,” said DHS President and CEO Mark Doak. “The Expo is an opportunity for residents to better understand their current health and learn about the wide-range of local healthcare resources available to them throughout their lifetime.”
Free screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose, balance, HIV, breast exams, spinal alignment, posture, simple breathing test, pulse oxygen, colon cancer risk kits, skin damage assessments and more.
Participation by a number of community and social service groups enhance the Expo by bringing a host of educational resources together in one location. Residents can learn about massage therapy, hospice, nutrition, personal and family health, senior services, fitness classes, and other health-related programs available in the area.
Davis Health System partners with Davis & Elkins College and a number of community organizations to offer the Expo to area residents.
Pre-registration for the multi-phasic blood tests is not required however individuals should fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests to ensure the most accurate results.
For more information about the Health Living Expo call 304.637.3139.