Students Health Services at The University of Southern Mississippi will be conducting its annual health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the lobby of the R.C. Cook Union building.
Free health screenings will be provided to check blood pressure, blood glucose, HIV and many more. All Southern Miss faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate in the free tests.
According to Jodi T. Ryder, health education wellness & promotion coordinator with Student Health Service, the fair has averaged approximately 250 participants over the past few years.
“The health fair is a great opportunity for the campus community to receive free screenings and information on key health issues such as nutrition, mental health, heart disease, alcohol and more,” said Ryder. “This event is an interactive and educational experience offering something for all faculty, staff and students.”
On a related note, Ryder said the Student Health Services clinic still has plenty of flu vaccine on hand. Since August of last year, the clinic has diagnosed a total of 648 cases of influenza, which represents a combination of H1N1 (swine flu) and seasonal flu.
For more information about the health fair or other services, call 601-266-5266.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.