Alcorn State University’s School of Nursing hosted a free health event “Saving Breasts & Putting Diabetes to Rest” on Wednesday, October 5, 2017 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students, faculty and staff were able to receive free screenings which included foot, Blood Pressure, Kidney disease screenings and breast exams.
Freshman, Biomedical Engineering major Brian Rodgers of Chester, Pennsylvania, stated, “While walking I noticed the poster stating that there was a free health fair and you can never be too conscious of your health. If you have diseases that run in your family, it’s good to take advantage of these free health screens, so you can stay on top of your health. Also, who doesn’t want to know about their personal health.”
Host, Dr. Geraldine Young, Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Nursing, stated, “I have this event at Alcorn State University for students, faculty and staff because I believe in giving back. The purpose of us coming out and doing these screenings is because we have an epidemic of Diabetes. Additionally, I believe everyone should come out for the screening for early detection and prevention of diseases such as Diabetes and Breast Cancer that affects so many people. Early prevention and detection are key to militate these diseases. I would also like to thank the H.E.R.O.S., health services and nursing alumni for helping me put this event together.”
For more information on receiving health screens contact the Department of Health & Disability Services which is now located in Rowan Hall next door to the E. E. Simmons Gymnasium (Old Gym). They can be contacted at (601) 877-6460.
The Department of Health & Disability Services (Rowan Hall Health Services Center) hours of operations are:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm