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Craig Community Health Fair provides free screenings, healthy living tips

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG — During Saturday’s Community Health Fair, hosted by Memorial Regional Health, visitors received free health screenings and connections to healthy living resources.

Attendees were able to speak with health care providers and receive information from more than 20 educational booths. The fair also offered free blood pressure checks, vision tests and cardiac risk assessments.

Health experts also spoke about topics such as diabetes, midwifery, heart attacks, sexting and internet safety, shoulder and knee injuries and hospice services.

MRH, which is currently undergoing construction, held the event at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus for the first time this year, which Vice President of Operations Jennifer Riley said came with pros and cons.

The change resulted in a lower turnout than anticipated, but the CNCC building also proved a benefit, with a variety of options for space.

“From a layout standpoint, the college is a great building to have events in,” Riley said.