Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Hosts Men's Health Fair April 5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mortality rate among men are at an alarming rate. In 2012, number of deaths reported of all ages for men were 1,232,432 and the leading causes of death were Heart Disease, Cancer and Accidents (unintentional injuries).

Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church (HMBC) Men’s Ministry is sponsoring a program for all men, to provide helpful information on maintaining a “Healthy Temple”and not being a part of the aforementioned statistics. It will be Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, located at 7463 Pinewood Dr. 

The keynote speaker is Dr. Curtis McKoy, Cardiologist. Other program presenters are Dr. Joy Conyers, Pharmacist, Mr. Dedric Maffett, Exercise Therapist and Min. Charles Kimbrough speaking on the subject of Affordable Healthcare Act. The objectives of this program are to:

·      *Increase knowledge of key numbers to monitor health, i.e. PSA, Weight, BMI, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, etc.

·      *Understand the “do’s and don’ts” of medication regimens

·      *Increase awareness of the role exercise and nutrition play in overall health

·      *Understand the benefits of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Call 892-1924 or 304-1065 by this Friday for reservations.

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