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September 8, 2013

Outdoors Briefs: Sept. 8, 2013

Free hunters health screening in E’town

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Hunters Health Screening will take place at Elizabethtown Community Hospital 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. This is an opportunity for hunters to receive a basic health evaluation at no cost.

This free health screening will allow hunters the opportunity to have a physical that will assess their overall health before they set out into the woods to tag that trophy buck. Results will be reviewed by a physician that evening; and an opportunity to ask questions about health status is also available.

The health screening will assess blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and oxygen levels. Hospital staff will also check vision, height and weight, providing an overall health picture. Participants will also have an EKG reading taken, an important test that measures heart health. A team of nurses and lab staff, led by Dr. Moisan, will conduct the health screening.

According to RN Julie Tromblee, basic health evaluations allow physicians an opportunity to uncover physical conditions that can put individuals at risk. “Considering that hunters are exerting themselves in areas that may be far from home and difficult to access by emergency personnel, it’s important that they have a yearly physical to ensure that there are no obvious health issues that make them vulnerable,” she said. “This hospital’s mission includes protecting the health of our community members; and the Hunters’ Health Screening event allows us to do just that.”

The hospital lobby will be filled with information related health and safety.

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