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Free screenings, exercise and nutrition demos at health fair

2/24/2017, 6 a.m.

Free medical screenings and exercise and nutrition demonstrations will be available on March 4 at the “Living Healthier in 2017” Health Fair at Welcome Friend Baptist Church in Ellenwood.

The community event, which is free and open to the public, takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the church and the Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc.

Participants can receive blood pressure, prostate and BMI screenings and engage in discussions on heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and nutrition with medical professionals.

Featured panelists include Kianna Lawson, physician assistant certified; nutritionist Susan Chapman; Dr. Frank Robinson, family practitioner; and Rudolph Morgan, Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition.

There also will be exercise sessions for men and women, information on holistic remedies, and a healthy meal demonstration.

Members of the nonprofit 100 Black Women address common issues in their communities, families and personal lives, promoting gender and racial equity.

The church is at 3198 Bouldercrest Road. For more information, visit www.ncbwdekalb.com.