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Indian Health Camp to hold health fair, blood drive on Aug. 26

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey (IHCNJ) will hold its annual health fair and American Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Durga Mandir, 4240 Route 27, Princeton.

The health fair will be open to all pre-registered participants over age 40 who are uninsured or underinsured.

The health screenings will include blood test, EKG, physical and dental exams and mental health screening and counseling, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, cardiology and physical therapy counseling, various types of cancer screening and prevention education, chronic disease self management, diabetes and stroke education, HIV testing and education, dietary counseling, pharmacy counseling and other ancillary services.

The blood test reports will be reviewed by physicians and mailed to all participants with a counseling note if any abnormalities are detected in the test.

To make an appointment for the blood drive, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time. Walk-ins are welcome. Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs will provide basic blood test services.

All pre-registered participants are requested to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the screening and should be fasting from midnight. Participants are advised to continue to take their prescription medications and are encouraged to drink water even in the morning of the blood test.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants and volunteers. To register, visit www.IHCNJ.org. The completed registration form can be mailed to IHCNJ, P.O. Box 5686, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 by Aug. 15.


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