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Franklin County Commissioner to Undergo Health Screenings, Encourages 7,000 County Employees to Participate in Free and Reduced-cost Screenings

Date: 2-23-2005
For more Info. contact:

Colin Yoder
Phone: (614) 462-5848

(Columbus) Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks will undergo a mammogram, cholesterol and bone density screenings during the annual Franklin County Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday. Each year, the Franklin County Board of Health and the commissioners team up to provide free or low-cost screenings for the 7,000 employees of Franklin County government. Commissioner Brooks, whose own sister recently discovered that she had breast cancer during a self-examination, hopes that her participation in the screenings will inspire both employees and residents of the county to get serious about their health and sign up for annual screenings.

“Preventative and diagnostic measures save lives,” said Commissioner Brooks. “I encourage all employees to attend the fair and participate in these free and reduced-cost screenings because early detection is key to managing diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease.”

Media is invited to accompany Commissioner Brooks during her cholesterol and bone density screenings. The Commissioner will begin her cholesterol screening at 10:20 a.m. and bone density screening at 10:30 a.m.

WHO:
Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks

WHAT:
Cholesterol and Bone Density Screenings for Commissioner Brooks

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
10:20 a.m. Cholesterol Screening
10:30 a.m. Bone Density Screening

WHERE:
Auditorium, Lobby Level
Franklin County Courthouse, 373 S. High Street

Free Screenings Offered to Employees:
Reflexology
Skin Analysis
Diabetes
Mammogram (UHC card and appointment are required)
Message Therapy
Blood Pressure
Lung Disease
Vision
Spinal Screens

Reduced Cost Screenings for Employees (By Appointment Only):
Cholesterol ($10)
PSA Testing ($10)
Bone Density ($10)