Wednesday, Aug 24th

Last update:11:40:28 AM EST

You are here: The Oranges Community 60 Men Take Advantage of Eogh Health Fair
LTPBannerAD1234

60 Men Take Advantage of Eogh Health Fair

DSC_0173On June 18, 2011 an Annual Men’s Health Fair was organized by East Orange General Hospital at the Medical Arts Building on Central Avenue in East Orange. The fair was divided into three floors and attracted local residents to take advantage of the free screenings.

East Orange General Hospital provided free health screenings for both men and women during the health fair. More than 60 community members were tested by physicians and nurses for various health indicators, including prostate, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and BMI (body mass index). In addition, behavioral health screenings were done for anxiety and depression.

 

“Early detection of various health conditions can mean the difference between successful treatment and possible prolonged illness,” said East Orange General’s President and CEO Kevin Slavin. “We were glad to partner with other area agencies in providing this free service to help ensure community wellness.”

Community partners that participated in the event included the East Orange Department of Health and Senior Services, the City of Orange Department of Health and Health First New Jersey.

The City of East Orange and City of Orange Health Department and Senior Services participated in this event. The purpose is to increase more awareness with men, who usually do not speak about ailments until it is too late.

In a related upcoming event on June 25, East Orange General will participate in “A Walk in Time,” a grant funded program to get East Orange residents active by walking to various historical sites in the city. EOGH is partnering with the East Orange Historical Society and city’s Department of Health and Senior Services.

The tour will depart at 10:00 a.m. from East Orange General Hospital’s Medical Arts Building, located at 310 Central Avenue. Registered walkers will be provided with a walk journal, which includes historical site information, and a pedometer to track their mileage.

East Orange General Hospital has truly been dedicated to working with the community since Kevin Slavin became president.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment

security code
Write the displayed characters


busy
Fed Orange Probe Mystery Deepens

Fed Orange Probe Mystery Deepens

The FBI and U.S. Departme...
Read more...
Mayor's Brother in Charge of Orange Police

Mayor's Brother in Charge of Orange Police

Orange's citywide Aug. 2 ...
Read more...
Orange Swears in City Leaders

Orange Swears in City Leaders

Mayor Dwayne Warren and t...
Read more...
Municipal Elections Yield Intrigue

Municipal Elections Yield Intrigue

A majority of city voters...
Read more...
Local Talk Endorses Kerry Coley for Mayor of Orange

Local Talk Endorses Kerry Coley for Mayor of Orange

On behalf of Local Talk, ...
Read more...
State of the Art Child Care Center Opens in East Orange

State of the Art Child Care Center Opens in East Orange

About six years ago, Zadi...
Read more...
Two Orange Students Earn Scholarships from the Orange Housing Authority

Two Orange Students Earn Scholarships from the Orange Housing Authority

Marie Mitchell and Amina ...
Read more...
Orange Public Schools Names One of Ten Community Coalitions to Receive Grant Money

Orange Public Schools Names One of Ten Community Coalitions to Receive Grant Money

New Jersey Health Initiat...
Read more...
Orange Salutes Local Talk Community Foundation Scholarship Winner

Orange Salutes Local Talk Community Foundation Scholarship Winner

Orange Councilman Elroy C...
Read more...
East Orange General Awards Scholarships

East Orange General Awards Scholarships

The East Orange General H...
Read more...
Manager of Bogies Implicated in Murder-Suicide

Manager of Bogies Implicated in Murder-Suicide

A wave of grief over the ...
Read more...
Feds Raid Orange Library

Feds Raid Orange Library

Speculation about what fe...
Read more...
Evangelical Bible Institute Honors Class and Elders

Evangelical Bible Institute Honors Class and Elders

The Evangelical Bible Ins...
Read more...
Dorson Community Foundation Celebrates Youth Through Community and Fashion

Dorson Community Foundation Celebrates Youth Through Community and Fashion

On Saturday, April 9, Dor...
Read more...
Dominic Tamin: Up and Coming Entrepreneur

Dominic Tamin: Up and Coming Entrepreneur

Dominic Tamin is a man on...
Read more...