UT Health Science Center’s Breathe Better Family Fair on Oct. 25 offers free pulmonary health screenings and lots of fun

Friday, October 10, 2008

For Young at Heart senior tab, Longview News-Journal, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008

Free pulmonary health screenings, gospel singers, and classic cars are just part of the fun-filled lineup for the 2008 Breathe Better Family Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 271 and State Highway 155.

Free screenings to assess your lungs’ health – a lung function test, blood oxygen test, and sleep evaluations – will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, flu shots will be available for adults 18 years of age and older.

Individuals who present a Medicare card can receive a flu vaccination at no charge. The cost for all other adults is $24 cash per vaccination.

UT Health Science Center physicians will present informative seminars on lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, adult asthma and allergies, and sleep disorders.

You will have the opportunity to “Ask a Nurse” and “Ask a Pharmacist” about medical and prescription drug concerns.

The Breath of Life Mobile Asthma Clinic also will be there, providing screenings for childhood asthma and asthma education.

Bring your kids to enjoy free fun activities such as face painting, classic cars, and a bounce house.

Kids aged 12 and under who come dressed in their Halloween costumes are eligible to enter a costume contest and win prizes. Contest judging will take place at 10:30 a.m.

Entertainment will include the Sharon Shrine Jeep Patrol, Winona Elementary Singers, musical group Dunn for Him, soloist Jason Chism, and the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Singers.

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