DeShazo and his team of University of Mississippi Medical Center staff and medical students will be on hand for the Community Health Fair, set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Columbus’ First United Methodist Church Family Life Center (located at 502 Main Street in Columbus – enter at the 6th Street North entrance).
The free event will have screenings for glucose, blood pressure and body mass index, along with other informative health topics. Informational tables for churches interested in starting a health-related ministry will also be part of the event. The community and area churches are invited to attend.
DeShazo said he hopes that people who attend this free health fair screening will come to understand that “the majority of chronic illnesses that have led to Mississippi’s health crisis are preventable.”
“Knowing your health numbers and having access to health care improves the length and quality of life,” deShazo said. Continue reading