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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:28am
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Salud y Vida, will be hosting its first Adolescent Health Fair with collaboration from El Paso First Health Plan on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 9:00a.m.-1:00pm at 6974 Gateway Blvd. East.
The main focus of this health fair is to improve compliance with annual physicals among adolescent population.
As many of you are probably aware, annual physical exams are extremely important for the prevention and early detection of important illnesses.
Research shows that generally children and older adults are more compliant with these physicals, but there seems to be a gap with adolescents age 14-19.
It has been shown that adolescents are less inclined to talk to their parents regarding health issues and are therefore at higher risk of having untreated high risk conditions such as depression or STD's.
Also, with the upcoming 2014-2015 school year it will be a great opportunity to get physicals required for sports programs.
We will have booths from many participating local companies and gifts and prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Also Desert Imaging will be performing mammograms for women on site, so please bring your insurance information if you are due for your annual mammogram.