Purdue University Fort Wayne to host annual Health Fair

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — 2019 marks the 30th year for the Purdue University Fort Wayne Health Fair, and more than 100 vendors will be offering free health screenings for blood pressure, heart disease, HIV, depression nd more.

The health fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday throughout the first floor of Walb Student Union. The theme this year is Your Health, Your Well-Being. Choose Your Path.

“Our goal is to inspire healthy lifestyle changes that lead to a healthier community for everyone,” said Eric Manor, Director of Health and Wellness. “We are providing opportunities for faculty, staff, retirees, students, and community members to learn how to help their families and those they love stay well. I hope everyone takes advantage of the upcoming health fair. Together we can make strides toward a healthier community.”

Beyond the free screening, there will be blood screenings offered at various costs, including a fasting blood health profile screening at $28 for the public and $14 for university faculty, staff, students, and retirees. A fasting lipid and glucose screening cost $16 for the public. There will be no charge for university faculty, staff, students, and retirees.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jacob Burbrink

Jacob Burbrink

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