With a bit of a different format, the Stevens Community Medical Center’s Fall Into Health program will return 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 21 at the Morris Area Elementary School. Instead of a keynote speaker, there will be four breakout sessions with healthcare professionals running throughout the night, which will include such topics as hereditary cancer testing, mental health therapies, skin cancer prevention and connections between lifestyle and disease. Summer Anderson with SCMC’s marketing department told KMRS the evening will also include free lab draws.
“We have Glucose screening, Cholesterol, Hemoglobin and Vitamin D,” said Anderson. “And last year, we learned that for Vitamin D deficiencies, those that were tested there was a 40 percent rate that came back that were lacking Vitamin D. So it was something important that we thought we should bring back again this year.”
In addition, a free community meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., informational booths will be exhibited by local players in the healthcare arena, and Thrifty White Pharmacy will provide flu shots to those who bring their insurance card.