Carroll Hospital Community Events Promote Healthy Living, Regular Screenings

Carroll Hospital is encouraging members of its surrounding communities to learn about the benefits of making healthy choices and be more proactive about monitoring their individual health statuses.

The hospital recently held two fun-filled, educational outreach events at the Tevis Center for Wellness featuring activities that appealed to people of all ages.

On Oct. 29, the hospital hosted its seventh annual Total Health Expo. The free, Halloween-themed event featured healthy cooking demonstrations, information tables, prize giveaways and face painting. Several organizations, including the Carroll County Health Department, Anchor Pharmacy and the American Cancer Society, were on hand. Hundreds took advantage of complementary health treatments such as auricular acupuncture, seated massages and integrative reflexology, as well as these free screenings:

  • Blood pressure readings
  • Body fat analyses
  • Vision screenings
  • Prediabetes and diabetes assessments
  • Osteoporosis screenings
  • Flu vaccines
  • Skin cancer screenings
  • Oral health screenings

Children and adults clad in creatively spooky, adorable and amusing costumes visited one information table after another, picking up facts on nutrition and fitness, breast health, tobacco cessation programs, behavioral services, and other health topics. “We even had one child dressed as a doctor who said he was ready to help in the emergency room if needed,” said Marketing Specialist Meghan Gonzalez, who led the planning committee for the expo.re-do-total-health-expo-6

Through an effort sponsored by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, visitors were invited to drop off expired and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal. There was also an opportunity for attendees to exchange mercury thermometers for a new digital one. In addition, hospital staff set up a medical assistance information table to assist the uninsured and underinsured with matters regarding public assistance screenings and enrollment.

Gonzalez said the expo was a great success, adding: “We were able to provide community members with free flu shots, health screenings and tons of information that they may not have received if we weren’t able to host this exciting event.”

Last Saturday (Nov. 5), Carroll Hospital conducted health risk assessments for preregistered community members between the ages of 21 and 79. Each personal evaluation provided:

  • Blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride results
  • Height, weight, body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure and pulse measurements
  • An assessment of the individual’s risk of developing: coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, congestive heart failure, lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • A detailed summary with recommendations for modifiable risk factors

total-health-expo-10Also on Nov. 5, the hospital provided free hearing screenings that helped people determine the faintest tones they can hear and whether they needed to be referred to an audiologist. It is true that hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, approximately 1 in 3 people between the ages of 65 and 74 have a hearing impairment and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. But it may surprise you to learn that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association estimates that nearly 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing loss. It is recommended that adults undergo a hearing screening at least every decade through age 50 and at three-year intervals thereafter. Carroll Hospital staffers were more than happy last weekend to help community members take the preliminary step in assessing their hearing ability.

Carroll Hospital offers various health screenings throughout the year. For more information on screenings, call 410-871-7000.

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premier health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.

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