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Free health fair is April 11 at 1604 Campus

By Adi Pavlovic
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(April 7, 2006) -- UTSA Student Health Services, Wells Fargo and Costco will present the annual UTSA health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 11 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building second-floor galleria on the 1604 Campus. The theme of this year's event is "Do You `Nose' Your Health?"

More than 100 community organizations will provide free information on women's health, sexual health, foot care, body fat assessment, nutrition and smoking cessation. The purpose of the health fair is to increase the UTSA community's awareness of various health topics and empower individuals to take action through the utilization of preventative screenings for health and wellness.

The event will include free blood pressure screenings, foot scanning, blood glucose screenings and hand massages.

As part of the health fair, there will be a blood drive on the University Center second floor from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free HIV and syphilis testing at Student Health Services in Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1.500 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additionally, there will be a free self-defense class on the lawn near the Multidisciplinary Studies and Humanities and Social Sciences buildings from noon to 1 p.m. In case of rain, the class will move to the Convocation Center.

For more information, contact Health Education, Student Health Services, at (210) 458-6428.

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