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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 4, 2011    #059
Contact: John Austin
816-235-5251

UMKC to host 3rd Annual Health Sciences Wellness Fair at Hospital Hill campus this weekend

Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy join forces with area partners to promote community health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Health Sciences schools, in partnership with the Kansas City Wellness Network and Cover the Uninsured Coalition, will host the third annual Health Sciences Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Wellness Fair is free and open to the public and will be held at the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill campus, 2464 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO.

Students, faculty and staff from the UMKC Health Sciences Schools, along with volunteers from UMKC's community partners, will offer a variety of services, including free exams, screenings and education on vital health issues and topics. This year's Wellness Fair will feature appearances by Kansas City Chiefs players, KC Wolf and the Chiefs Cheerleaders.

Among the available services being provided at this year's Wellness Fair:

  • Immunizations
  • Sexual Health
  • Memory and Mood Health Screening**
  • Nutritional Health**
  • Weight Management Screening
  • Bone Health
  • Women's Health
  • Lung Health**
  • Organ Donor Awareness**
  • Hearing Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Heartburn Awareness**
  • Adult and Child Dental Screening with Dental Care Instruction
  • Medication Safety**
  • Sports Physicals for those under 18 years
  • Heart and Kidney Health*

*Eating may affect this test, so fasting is preferred

** This will not include a test or procedure; education only


About the UMKC Health Sciences Campus

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are located on the UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill. UMKC is one of fewer than 30 universities in the nation to have four major health sciences schools centrally located on one campus. The next generation of health practitioners and scientists educated at UMKC benefit from the innovative learning and research environment provided by the University and its clinical and research partners.


About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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