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Free Health Screenings


  U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-La., is hosting a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Assumption of Mary Catholic Church (171 Noel Drive, Avondale). The fair features free screenings for blood pressure, breast cancer, cholesterol (until noon only), vision, lung and heart function, bone density and body mass index.

  Medical professionals will be on hand to conduct the screenings and to provide information about health issues such as stroke, exercise, nutrition and smoking. In addition, parents can pick up a child identification kit.

  It's the eighth health fair Cao has hosted in his district since he took office in January 2009. — Kandace Power Graves

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