Loma Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
The public is invited to learn more about healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases at the inaugural Loma Linda Lifestyle Health Fair, presented by Loma Linda University Drayson Center Wellness Clinic.
The fair, free to the public, is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Collins Auditorium, Loma Linda University Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, Calif., 92354. The fair is sponsored by Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Loma Linda University Drayson Center.
Dr. Hildemar Dos Santos, director of Drayson Center Wellness Clinic and assistant professor at the Preventive Care Program at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, said everything about the preparation for the fair is to put focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle.
“In many health fairs, we have other activities and vendors who just want to promote their services that are not necessarily related to lifestyles that are focused on the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, strokes, and so on,” Dr. Dos Santos said. “Our intention is to promote a health fair focused exclusively on the prevention of those diseases.”
Fair participants may take advantage of workshops and lectures, and a number of activities, including: bone density assessment, blood glucose and cholesterol tests, respiratory capacity test, hand grip assessment, back and posture checks, body composition assessment, health and age assessment, and stress assessment and counseling.
About Loma Linda University (http://www.llu.edu)
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,300 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Religion. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.