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 Date: April 10, 2008 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV presents free health fairs to students and public


 

How do you feel? If you'd like a free way to know the answer to a medical certainty, come to one of the University of Houston-Victoria health fairs in Victoria and Sugar Land sponsored by the UHV Office of Student Services and the School of Nursing.

 

The Victoria fair will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multipurpose Room of the University Center building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson.

 

The free event, which is open to the public, will include blood pressure checks and cholesterol screening. Attendees also can get information about immunizations, mental health, home health care, substance abuse assistance and other topics.

 

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center also will have its mobile blood bank on campus to take blood donations.

 

The Sugar Land fair will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 17 in the Rotunda of the University of Houston System at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. The free, public event will include blood pressure checks and information about nutrition, cancer and other health-related topics.

 

Both events will be manned by undergraduate students from the UHV School of Nursing as part of a project for the nursing leadership class.

 

"This gives our nursing students a chance to help the public and demonstrate their leadership skills in planning a community event," said Denise Neill, co-director of the School of Nursing.

 

The event also will provide valuable health information to UHV students, she said.

 

"With the stress and lack of sleep that's all too common in college students, many can find themselves ill," said Minnie Urbano, director of student services. "These annual events are a great chance for students to get the information they need to stay healthy."

 

For more information, call Student Services Coordinator Zoeann Byerly at (361) 570-4287.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelorís and masterís degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.