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Public invited to Saint Xavier University's 4th annual Health Fair

Free health screenings, assessments and information available

Chicago (March 6, 2007) – Free health screenings, assessments and information are available at Saint Xavier University’s fourth annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The fair is free and open to the public.

“The Saint Xavier University Health Fair is a great way to receive free healthy assessments and information from organizations and businesses all within the local community,” said Jennifer Kjos, facility manager of Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Center and organizer of the event.

Those attending the fair can take advantage of free screenings and testing services for blood pressure, body mass index, foot screenings, cervical spine screenings, injury assessments, postural assessment, shoe assessment, skin analysis and more. Information will be available on mental health, heart disease and stroke prevention, nutrition and heath and wellness. A body composition screening is available for $15 per person.

Cholesterol screenings will be held Thursday, March 22 and 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., and Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $12; call Kjos at (773) 298-3778 to sign up for a cholesterol screening.

Neighborhood vendors will be at the fair to share health information with the community, including Saint Xavier’s Health Center and Ludden Speech and Language Clinic, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health, Greenwood Chiropractic Care Center, OccuSport, Core Fitness and Physical Therapy, Advocate Christ Hospital Cardiac Rehab, Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Running for Kicks, Pass Health Foods, American Cancer Society, Island Oasis, Foot and Ankle Clinics of America, Veggie Bites, Dahn Yoga Center, Evergreen Health Care, SK Skin Kare, Therapeutic Body Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Great American Bagel.

Representatives from Saint Xavier University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Office of Counseling and Career Services and the Shannon Center will also be present at the fair. Health-related books will be available for purchase at 40 percent off in the University bookstore.

Refreshments and free mini massages will also be available. For more information, please contact Kjos at (773) 298-3778 or kjos@sxu.edu.

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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