Free health screenings available at Code Med later this month

Staff reportJune 11, 2014 

Free health screenings for adults and children will be available later this month during The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s annual Code Med health fair.

There also will be health and safety tips, demonstrations, exhibits and education from more than 35 community organizations and agencies.

The health fair is scheduled for June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon across from Middle Georgia State College.

Here’s a sampling of what will be available:

-- Free health screenings, including those for blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, cholesterol and depression. Health topics to be addressed include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, living wills, mental health, stroke and more.

-- Breast and skin exams performed by certified health care professionals, who will also provide education and training for self-examination. Appointments are required for these private exams. To schedule an appointment, call 478-633-6336.

-- GACHIP gives families a measure of protection against the disappearance of a child and provides law enforcement with tools to assist in the speedy recovery of a child. A single photo, fingerprinting, short video interview and a DNA sample (from a mouth swab) of the child are compiled to a CD and given to the parents.

-- AngioScreen helps individuals determine their risk for cardiovascular disease through a noninvasive screening program that takes 12 to 15 minutes. Screenings cost $50. Call 800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

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