WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Several Mansfield agencies showed up at Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center for the 17th Annual Minority Health Fair. }}" />

   
 
 
Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center Holds Minority Health Fair

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 4/27/2014

Several Mansfield agencies showed up at Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center for the 17th Annual Minority Health Fair.

The fair included free health education and screenings for several different things, such as prostate cancer. Other presentations included instructional classes for activities like yoga, pilates, and Zumba Fitness exercises. The fair also held a presentation on sarcoidsosis to promote awareness.

"The community that does not have insurance or cannot get to a doctor can come here and get screenings, so they can do some prevention," said Brenda Phillips, program manager. "They can also get that information and take it to their doctor and get a follow-up with them."
Phillips says the Health Fair is always looked forward to by community members - both adults and children - because it's so accessible. She also says one of the biggest things the fair offers is men's prostate screenings - something many people neglect to have done. A poll in 2013 found that 44 percent of its participants hadn't been screened for prostate cancer in over five years.
"We have at least one man every year with abnormal testing," Phillips says.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A benefit will be held Friday night at Planet Rock in Mansfield to help a widowed mother and her four sons. Full Story
Image1 Employers and college students come face-to-face Thursday for an internship speed-networking program at Ohio State- Mansfield and North-Central State College. Full Story
 
Image1 StarTek invites community leaders into its West Fourth Street call center in Mansfield Thursday, to show how the contributes to the community. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing teenage girl from Shelby. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Authorities ask for help locating a missing Shelby teen

Suspected overdose leads to raid of an Ashland apartment

Former kindergarten teacher indicted on drug charges

Bucyrus Police and Fire Units Clash For Charity

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

Man indicted in shooting death of his girlfriend

Woman found dead in Butler is identified

Santa and His Elves Bring Christmas Magic to Mansfield

EPA Meets in Lexington Over Ground Water Contamination

Memorial services scheduled for retired Lt. John Wendling

Hire Foundation Pays For Lexington Senior Center Dishwasher

Jacob Hogan Sworn In As New Mansfield Police Officer

Retirement Party For Pioneer Superintendent Glenna Cannon

Ontario City Council seeking candidates for vacant position

Commissioner Ed Olson Given Retirement Reception

Drug bust leads to two arrests

Ribbon Cut For Ashland Professional Building Project

Suspect sought in gas station robbery

Ashland Man Invents Pill Dispenser To Help Mother In Law

More News