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Screenings at the Mon General Health Fair Helps Save Lives
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 23, 2013 @ 8:34PM
Created on February 23, 2013 @ 7:38PM

For three decades, Mon General Hospital has been holding a health fair where people can get screened for health problems from head to toe. On Saturday, they wrapped up activities for their 30th year at the Morgantown Mall.

They had about 44 vendors set up from different departments within Mon General.  They offered ultrasounds for thyroids, you could have images of your heart taken, and you could get your blood tested for various issues.

The hospital also highlighted a new machine that can diagnose lung cancer in earlier stages than ever before.

Organizers say this event can literally save lives.

Pam Viands-Houck is the Director of Cardiac Services.  She said, "Every year, we tend to find someone who has a life-threatening disease that they didn't know about. It's a non-threatening environment here. People are not afraid to come to the mall to get their testing done, whereas they're not as comfortable going to their physicians office or going to the hospital to get the screenings."

They also had a polka band for entertainment and a baby race for children who've been born within the last year at Mon General.

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