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Anaheim Hosts Fourth Annual Free Health Fair at Brookhurst Community Center
ANAHEIM, CA - (August 3, 2010) - Learn how to get healthy and stay healthy with information from medical experts

The City of Anaheim continues its efforts to encourage healthy living by once again joining with the Anekant Community Center, GBS Linens and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to host a free health fair at Brookhurst Community Center on Saturday, August 7, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Medical and surgical specialists from various fields will be available to provide free consultations for children and adults. Offered services will include: asthma and allergy screenings; blood pressure reading; bone density assessment; blood sugar, lipid profile and glucose testing (eight hours of fasting required); dental consultation; electrocardiogram (EKG); eye exams;  mammography and women’s services; pediatric and adult physical exams.  As explained by event co-organizer Dr. Nitin Shah, "Why offer free health screenings?  Because health is the best wealth one can ever have."

The Health Fair, in its fourth consecutive year, is part of an initiative that was introduced by Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu. "The annual free health fair provides us with an opportunity to offer all Anaheim residents the highest quality of life," said Mayor Pro Tem Sidhu. "With the success of the event over the past three years, we are pleased that the health fair has become a great tradition in the City of Anaheim, and we look forward to serving all who attend."

Sponsors for this year’s event include the following:  Grand Sponsor GBS Linens; Kaiser Permanente; Freeman Company; Care Ambulance; Disneyland® Resort; Mr. B. U. Patel of the Singgod Foundation; Mr. John Royce; Drs. Jasvant and Meera Modi; Orin Abrams, President, At-Your-Service Hospitality, Inc.; The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills; Anaheim Public Utilities; Sally Ann Catering; Yellow Cab of Orange County; Anaheim Disposal; Melissa’s; Northgate Gonzalez Market; Vons; Stater Bros.; with other sponsors being added daily.

The Brookhurst Community Center is located at 2271 Crescent Ave. in Anaheim, with additional parking for the health fair at Brookhurst Junior High School.  Translators will be at the health fair to assist those who may need their services.  In addition, a brief program to welcome the attendees and to acknowledge the participants and sponsors will take place at 10 a.m.  For general information regarding the health fair please call (714) 765-5191. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at (562) 244-9035.


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