2020 Upshur County Health Fair
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Feb 28, 2020 | 3442 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
"'Rock' Your Way Into Wellness" will be the theme for the free 2020 Upshur County Health Fair, which will feature health-related screenings and information on health-related businesses Saturday.

The event, sponsored by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office in Gilmer "for all ages from prenatal to hospice," is set from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Gilmer Civic Center on U.S. 271.

It will feature screenings ranging from checking eyes, blood pressure and blood sugar, to mammograms, chiropractic, and testing for childhood asthma.

The fair will also include other aspects such as a blood drive conducted by Carter BloodCare of Tyler, child car seat safety check-ups by the Texas Department of Transportation, and a "rollover convincer," which is an exhibit that simulates a pickup rollover and is devoted to traffic safety.

In addition, the Upshur extension office's "Walk Across Texas" annual project will kick off at 9:30 a.m.

The only screening for which there is a potential charge is the digital mobile mammography, being offered by The Breast Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. It is $99, or patrons can file on their insurance, and more information is available by calling 903-315-3866.

The "Breath of Life Mobile Asthma Clinic" from the UT Health North Campus--Tyler will test and treat children for asthma. Focused Care of Gilmer will test blood sugar, while the Gilmer Lions Club will provide visual screenings for glaucoma, and Dr. Barry Hail, whose clinic is in Rosewood community, will perform chiropractic screenings.

The child safety seat examinations and the extension service's rollover convincer (which simulates a rollover vehicle crash with dummies inside and promotes seat belt use) will be at the Yamboree livestock grounds next to the civic center.

Several vendors for health-related agencies such as hospitals, hospice, nursing homes and insurance will also attend.

Information is available at the Facebook page entitled "2020 Upshur County Free Health Fair," which can be accessed by persons whether they have their own Facebook page or not.

More information is also available by calling Julie York, a county extension agent, at 903-680-8128.



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