Hutcheson To Host Health Fair July 10

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hutcheson Medical Center will host a health fair at the hospital’s Fuller Cancer Center on Thursday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m.  It will take place in the lobby of the Fuller Cancer Center, located at Hutcheson on the Parkway, 4750 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, GA 30736.

The public is invited to attend and participate, and pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register, please call 706/806-1100.

Health screens plays a critical role in preventative medical care. Hutcheson will offer the following health screenings free of charge to the public:

·   Skin cancer
·   Prostate cancer
·   Peripheral vascular disease
·   Wound care
·   Non-fasting glucose and cholesterol
·   Blood pressure
·   Pulmonary function


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