Annual Starke County Community Health Fair Set for May 13


Screenings and highly interactive health events will be the focus of the 4th annual Starke County Community Health Fair on Wednesday, May 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox.

The health information presented by physicians will range from preventative care for men and women to the importance of a good night’s sleep.

Free screenings and tests will be offered including body fat percentage, blood sugar for diabetes, strength and balance assessments, blood pressure, and a heel bone density test for osteoporosis. Those attending the event can sign up for a Heart Cart screening for $25.

Gastroenterologist Dr. Seth Tatel will answer questions about colon cancer. He will distribute take-home colorectal cancer screening kits.

Thanks to IU Health Starke Hospital and Community Services of Starke County, healthy appetizers are available, and the first 300 guests will receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, visit IU Health Starke Hospital on Facebook or call (219) 326-2415.