Tuesday , December 6 2022

Health Fair of Medical School

The Daily Herald reports that many participants in this year’s Saba University School of Medicine Health Fair showed up early Saturday morning. Most visitors were from Hell’s Gate and Windwardside, with fewer coming from The Bottom. Visitors were greeted at the registration station where they signed consent forms and waited to be taken to the various stations by students assigned to each visitor. There was the cholesterol, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein station. For those who were fasting and took the blood-glucose test, there were snacks and juices provided immediately after. Next was the station for the evaluation of lung function, the electrocardiography assessment station and a fullbody physical examination station. Together with faculty physicians students reviewed the examinations and tests to provide recommendations and medical advice to all participants. The last station was for those participants who brought their medication for a pharmaceutical consultation.

While waiting in between stations, visitors were encouraged to browse a wide variety of health informational brochures made available at a booth set-up by Body, Mind and Spirit Foundation (BMSF). This included information on eating disorders and addictions, including facts about the consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs. A number of the brochures were available in both English and Spanish and catered to a wide range of age-groups. BMSF handed out their signature STD-prevention goodies bags. Each free bag contained informational leaflets with codes to free music downloads.

Foundation Social Workplace Saba’s Organoponics Garden had a booth with freshly cut, locally-grown produce to nudge participants into a healthier and tastier lifestyle. Agricultural engineer Otto Manuel Anderez explained the benefits and uses of each product on display and offered free products to interested visitors.

Some visitors mentioned the professional and courteous service of the volunteering students, and parents made use of the supervised day care room with games for children. The winners of the raffled prizes are still to be announced.

The Daily Herald reports that many participants in this year’s Saba University School of Medicine Health Fair showed up early Saturday morning. Most visitors were from Hell’s Gate and Windwardside, with fewer coming from The Bottom. Visitors were greeted at the registration station where they signed consent forms and waited to be taken to the various stations by students assigned to each visitor. There was the cholesterol, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein station. For those who were fasting and took the blood-glucose test, there were snacks and juices provided immediately after. Next was the station for the evaluation of lung function, the electrocardiography assessment station and a fullbody physical examination station. Together with faculty physicians students reviewed the examinations and tests to provide recommendations and medical advice to all participants. The last station was for those participants who brought their medication for a pharmaceutical consultation.

While waiting in between stations, visitors were encouraged to browse a wide variety of health informational brochures made available at a booth set-up by Body, Mind and Spirit Foundation (BMSF). This included information on eating disorders and addictions, including facts about the consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs. A number of the brochures were available in both English and Spanish and catered to a wide range of age-groups. BMSF handed out their signature STD-prevention goodies bags. Each free bag contained informational leaflets with codes to free music downloads.

Foundation Social Workplace Saba’s Organoponics Garden had a booth with freshly cut, locally-grown produce to nudge participants into a healthier and tastier lifestyle. Agricultural engineer Otto Manuel Anderez explained the benefits and uses of each product on display and offered free products to interested visitors.

Some visitors mentioned the professional and courteous service of the volunteering students, and parents made use of the supervised day care room with games for children. The winners of the raffled prizes are still to be announced.
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