Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Women participate in a breathing focus class aimed at lowering individual stress levels Saturday during the Women's Health Fair: Spirit Girls' Morning Out. The breathing class was led by Mathias Kemnitzer with the Art of Living Organization.
Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Mary Hoskins a registered nurse takes Linda Tatlock's blood pressure reading at the nineth annual Women's Health Fair: Spirit Girl's Morning Out at Seymour-Jackson Elementary.
From cavities to stress relief, Jackson County women had the chance to learn about their health at the annual Girl’s Morning Out health fair Saturday.
Sponsored by Schneck Foundation and Schneck Medical Center, the fair at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School included more than 70 vendors promoting women’s health.
It offered free health screenings in a number of areas as well as blood analysis and flu shots that could be purchased.
Betty Leslie, development coordinator for Schneck Foundation, said the event meets a community need.
“There are a lot of people without adequate health insurance,” Leslie said.
By giving an affordable opportunity for tests and screenings, women can find health problems before they become serious, she said. If issues are found, the lab will contact individuals right away, allowing them to contact a doctor and begin treatment, she said.
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