Free Health Day this Saturday.

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Join Ochsner LSU Health for a Family Health Day at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center on Saturday, February 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family Health Day is a free event and offers free cancer screenings to the community, including mammograms, prostate cancer (PSA), lung cancer (with low dose CT scanning), and colon cancer screening. Screenings are so important because they can help doctors detect cancer before symptoms appear, which makes it easier to treat when caught early and can help keep cancer from spreading. No appointments are required to attend Family Health Day. All ages are welcome, but participants receiving a cancer screening must meet screening guidelines set by the American Cancer Society.

In addition to cancer screenings, Family Health Day will offer:

·       Free blood pressure and glucose checks

·       Free breakfast and lunch

·       Free samples and demonstration on how to make smoothies and other healthy foods

·       Informational sessions on topics including: questions about medications, nutrition for health and cancer prevention, smoking cessation, sickle cell anemia, and more hosted by physicians and staff from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

·       Free gift bags and children’s activities

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