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Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center Holds Minority Health Fair

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  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.
   
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