Saturday, October 18, 2008

Clayton State Nursing Students Working With BB&T on Health Fair

Clayton State University senior nursing students are working with a local BB&T bank branch to hold a community health fair on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will take place at the new BB&T bank branch in Morrow, Ga., located at 1860 Mt. Zion Rd.

“Many common health issues are education centered. At the health fair we plan to educate our community on the leading public concern, heart disease,” says nursing student Tracy Towery of Griffin, Ga.

“We will be passing out information that we have obtained from the American Heart Association as well as teaching from a poster that we have created. We will also be doing blood pressure screenings and teaching on how to take your own blood pressure,” says Angel Abdullah, a nursing student from McDonough, Ga.

The nursing students will be teaching the signs and symptoms of hypertension and how to control and prevent this disease.

“We will also discuss diet because this can be a major factor in hypertension. People do not realize how sodium affects the blood and how much sodium is in their daily diet,” says Towery.

The health fair will have several local businesses and health related vendors. BB&T will even be providing financial health check-ups.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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