Health Fair offers learning opportunity

Chair massages will be offered at this year's Health Fair.
Chair massages will be offered at this year’s Health Fair.

The 2014 UCCS Health Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Berger Hall, has many of the benefits of visiting a primary care provider with a couple of notable exceptions, according to Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center.

“There are no appointments, no co-pays, and no exams,” Hanenberg said. “We only kept the good stuff.”

The Health Fair will bring more than 45 health professionals to campus and will deliver everything from free flu shots for holders of university health plans to consultations for all about weight, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, smoking cessation, exercise or stress reduction. Free massages are planned, too, further separating the fair from a traditional primary care visit.

It’s all designed to help faculty, staff and students understand they have choices and can improve the way they feel, often with a few relatively simple steps.

“Everyone feels like they are the only one facing a health challenge,” Hanenberg said. “That’s simply not the case. There’s power in information.”

For more information, contact Hanenberg, shanenbe@uccs.edu.

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