Local groups bring free health screenings to Forest Hill community

Published: Oct. 20, 2018 at 4:17 PM CDT
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They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so can preventative care.

That is why Cabrini teamed up with Trinity Christian Center members Saturday to bring free health screenings and education to the Forest Hill community.

They set up information tables inside Trinity's new center off of Highway 112.

Anyone could stop by for free blood pressure and diabetes screenings. They could also learn more about breast health, kidney disease and what it takes to keep up a healthy diet.

Trinity's Senior Pastor, who is also a general surgeon, said this event is a way to reach out to the area's Spanish speaking community. He said the goal is to let provide a comfortable setting for them to ask questions or get assistance.

"A lot of them carry diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and don't get treated," said Dr. David Remedios. "So, that can be potentially dangerous, if not deadly. So, early detection in treatment really is the way to go. If they don't go to doctors offices and hospitals, why not come to a place that is not threatening where they can engage the health care system in an atmosphere that is just relaxed."

Staff encouraged visitors to take home informational packets that were also in Spanish, to share the health tips with family and friends.

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