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AGH, PRMC join association to give residents checkup

BERLIN–Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer a free health fair to the community.
The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway.
Atlantic General Hospital will be providing various health-related screenings including: hearing, foot checks for neuropathy, carotid, and bone density.
Other information specialists will be there from the Endoscopy Center, mental health services, health literacy, orthopedics, advance directives, palliative care, patient portal, hospital quality and patient safety.
PRMC providers will be on site performing blood pressure checks, pulse oximetry, body composition screenings and heal dexa screenings. On board the PRMC Wagner Wellness Van will be physicians conducting skin cancer screenings. There will be information available on ortho/joint replacement, healthy spines, ALS, osteoporosis, stroke, cardiac rehab, home scripts, Lifeline, wound care and an interactive lab exhibit. 
Information on other health and personal safety topics will also be available, including the Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates.
There will also be community health-related vendors from the area providing additional screenings and education.
This year, AGH will be offering free flu shots for participants over the age of 13 during the event.
The event is open to everyone and all are welcome to attend.
The free health fair will also include hot dog sales by the Kiwanis of Ocean City–Ocean Pines, and the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
For more information, call Dawn Denton at the Community Education office, Atlantic General, 410-641-9268, Rhonda Lasher at Community Relations, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 410-543-7766.
For vending space, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.