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Family Health Center to Host Free Women’s Health Expo and Offer Mammograms in October in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — Held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a free women’s health exhibit will focus on a number of health issues unique to women.

The exposure, organized on October 16 by the Family Health Center, will include the possibility of obtaining health checks, blood pressure checks, mammograms and screening tests for cervical cancer. There will also be free seminars and information on healthy lifestyles and a number of booths from health-related vendors, a press release said.

Although the event will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is far from the only health issue facing the event, the organization’s president and CEO told nonprofit, Denise Crawford.

“Studies have shown that gender disparities in health care lead to lower overall health outcomes,” Crawford said. “Add to that other inequalities – such as racial and economic disparities – and the health of the whole community suffers.

“The Women’s Health Fair is a critical step in providing access to quality care for women from all walks of life, including raising awareness and promoting healthy lifestyles.

The show is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 16, at 117 W. Paterson St. In addition to the services offered and information booths and seminars, there will also be music and prizes.

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