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Physicals Plus Health & Wellness to hold third annual health fair July 27

Annual check-ups and screenings may not be the most thrilling way to spend the day, but Physicals Plus Health & Wellness aims to play a vital role in making them more than just routine. 

The company will host its third annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at 19740 Governors Highway in Flossmoor.

The purpose of the community event is to break down stigmas, provide valuable resources and, most importantly, make the community an integral part of the health conversation, Physicals Plus Heath & Wellness owner April Odom said.

“It’s one of the many reasons why my company started,” she said. “My goal is to stress annual and physical exams, primarily focused on preventative care, to promote and explain preventive measures on a possible diagnosis being caught early.” 

The event will include valuable information on preventative care, give people a chance to learn about annual screening preventions, and connect with local health resources, all in one place. 

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Health and wellness vendors will offer free blood pressure and HIV checks, Odom said. 

“People diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) will have access to a free testing called Alpha-1 supplied with our partners at Grifols Co.,” she said.  

Families and kids will also have school supplies and goodies made available for participating in the fair and access to a bouncy house. They may even have a chance to get their faces painted. 

Pelvic Gem’s  Dr. Brie Coleman will offer 30-minute movement classes during the event, pre- and post-natal birth support and community mental health support participation.

“We want this to be a fun event; the last two years, I’ve seen so many familiar faces; I hope to see them and new faces, more exposure on what services we provide, but an opportunity for communities to prioritize health,” Odom said. 

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