FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              Date: March 8, 2002

        Contact: Lynne Price, 206-6676

UIS to host 4th Annual Health Fair

             SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will host its Fourth Annual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in level one of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.  Co‑sponsored by the UIS Public Health Club and Campus Health Services, the event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Enzo Campagnolo, DVM, MPH, will speak on “National Preparedness for Bioterrorism: Protecting American Agriculture and Livestock” at noon in PAC conference room F; refreshments will be provided.

 Screening for cholesterol will available at a cost of $6 and for blood sugar (cost $4), or both for $8. Other health programs will include prostate and testicular exams (between 1 and 3 p.m.), body fat testing, blood pressure screening, confidential HIV screening, and scans for skin cancer. Well‑source breast cancer risk identification will also be available.

Participants can take advantage of a free target massage, the fatal vision goggle obstacle course, a yoga demonstration, and physical fitness testing (sit ups, stretch, bench press, and 1.5 mile run) conducted by staff from the state police academy, or sign up to be a donor at a blood drive set for April 16.

Information will be available on a variety of topics including stopping smoking, substance abuse, preventing domestic abuse, date rape and the Whistle Stop program, safe Internet dating, men’s and women’s health, the West Nile Virus, preventing chronic diseases and promoting heart health, osteoporosis, various types of cancer, sexually transmitted infections, body image, nutrition and recipes, and crime prevention and safety.

Participants can also purchase a heart-healthy meal in the UIS cafeteria.  For more information, call the UIS Campus Health Service at (217) 206‑6676.