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For a Healthy You!

Healthy Living Expo 2012

Most of us will set goals each year to improve our health and fitness. Garland's annual Healthy Living Expo can help you check your progress and provide you with information and tools for living a healthier lifestyle.

The Healthy Living Expo is Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. The event includes exhibitors, activities, and information to help area residents learn more about conservation, nutrition, recycling, and many more topics related to environmental and personal health.

Baylor Medical Center at Garland will be on hand to provide screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and lung capacity, as well as information about sleep disorders, digestive health, and much more. Other health screening opportunities available at the Expo include blood sugar, bone density, vision, hearing, memory loss, and weight and body fat measurements.

The Garland Public Health Department will administer flu shots. Injectable vaccines are available for $10 to $20. Flu mist, high-dose flu vaccines, and Pneumococcal vaccines are also available. Check the Healthy Living Expo website for a complete list of available vaccines and costs. Please bring insurance cards for BCBS, Medicaid or CHIP and Medicare "Part B." There is no charge for most vaccines with this coverage.

Carter Bloodcare will also be on site to accept blood donations. Take this opportunity to give the gift of life!

Other Healthy You exhibitors will include exercise and fitness information, a variety of medical services, family counseling information, holistic health options, fitness supplies and much more.

The Healthy Living Expo is free and open to the general public. The first 500 patrons who visit the Expo will receive a free sports bag, courtesy of RBC Capital Markets. (One bag per family, please.) The event is presented by Baylor Medical Center at Garland, the City of Garland Water Utilities, Environmental Waste Services, and Stormwater Management, Garland Power & Light, Garland Independent School District, and the Garland Chamber of Commerce. Media sponsors are KDFW Fox4 and Neighbors. For more information about the Healthy Living Expo, visit the event website.