SUNS Health Fair Provides Free Screenings

The Fifth Annual SUNS (Students United Para Nuestra Salud) Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Family Medicine Kenworthy Offices located at 9849 Kenworthy St.

The event is organized by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine medical students, resident physicians, and faculty. A variety of informational materials and free health care services will be provided including blood pressure and glucose monitoring, dental screenings, BMI calculations, EKG tests, glaucoma screenings, as well as hearing and speech assessments.

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Texas Medical Association (TMA)/American Medical Association (AMA) Student Chapter will also hold a Hard Hats for Little Heads event, where 100 children’s-sized bike helmets will be given away to raise awareness about head injury and promote physical activity in children. The TMA/AMA has also partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide free child and adult vaccines to attendees. For more information on the health fair, go to www.sunshealthfair.com.