In recognition of National Women’s Health Month, St. Michael’s Medical Center will launch its new Spirit of Women program and host a free women’s wellness fair— “Spring into Health”—on Friday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the medical center located at 111 Central Ave., Newark, and will offer free health screenings, education, giveaways and more.
Screenings will include EKGs, hypertension and glucose screenings, BMI readings, clinical breast exams, cervical screenings, and HIV testing. Health education booths and information on nutrition, behavioral health, physical therapy and general women’s health will also be available.
“Preventive health screenings can detect an undiagnosed chronic condition and save lives,” said St. Michael’s physician, Claudia Komer, D.O. “We are excited to host this event so the women in our surrounding communities have the opportunity to get screened and obtain important health information.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to join the free Spirit of Women Health program at St. Michael’s. Spirit of Women is an organization that partners with hospitals, healthcare companies and advocacy groups around the country to reach women and inspire them to action through fun and innovative health and community programs to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. This unique program focuses on creating a healthier lifestyle with preventive care and activities designed to celebrate the spirit in all women.
For more information about the “Spring into Health Women’s Wellness Fair,” call 973-877-2853 or visit www.smmcnj.org/spirit.