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Community health fair makes healthy lifestyles fun

UC Irvine's Institute for Clinical Translational Science hosted a community health and education fair Oct. 6 at Washington Elementary School…

October 11, 2007

UC Irvine’s Institute for Clinical Translational Science hosted a community health and education fair Oct. 6 at Washington Elementary School in Santa Ana, where more than 700 people came for health screenings and to learn about good health practices. More than 40 community agencies helped sponsor activities and provided diabetes, cholesterol, dental, hearing, vision and osteoporosis screenings, along with physicals, immunization and information promoting health and well-being. UCI medical students and the women’s soccer team organized a soccer game to encourage children to get active, and Peter the Anteater joined in the fun, which included face-painting, giveaways and live music. The institute plans to make the community health fair an annual event.