South Asians take preventative measures during health fair

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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Dr. Rajan Shah, volunteer physician and internist from the local community, speaks with a registered nurse from Princeton Medical Center, to provide patient education on cancer, diabetes and heart diseases.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Anuja Wala, phlebotomist and dedicated volunteer, right, provides a blood draw service to Rajni Sharma, one of the participants at the health fair. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Dr. Mayuri Shah, Indian Health Camp of Jersey committee member and dedicated volunteer, left, draws blood for a patient at the health screening.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Dr. Rajan Shah, volunteer physician and internist from the local community, speaks with a registered nurse from Princeton Medical Center, to provide patient education on cancer, diabetes and heart diseases.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Anuja Wala, phlebotomist and dedicated volunteer, right, provides a blood draw service to Rajni Sharma, one of the participants at the health fair. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15. Dr. Mayuri Shah, Indian Health Camp of Jersey committee member and dedicated volunteer, left, draws blood for a patient at the health screening.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL
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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Durga Mandir in Princeton on Sept. 15.PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. TUSHAR PATEL

One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey (IHCNJ).

For the seventh consecutive year, the health fair was open to all pre-registered participants above age 40 without any medical insurance.  

The health screenings on Sept. 15 at Durga Mandir in Princeton included blood test, EKG, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, physical examination, cardiology and physical therapy counseling, various types of cancer screening and prevention education, chronic disease self-management via ask your doctor, diabetes and stroke education, HIV testing and education, dietary counseling, pharmacy counseling, mental health screening and other ancillary services, according to information provided by IHCNJ.

The physicians, specialists, dentists, mental health providers and other allied health care professionals from various specialties of internal medicine, endocrine and neurology specialists, ophthalmology, gynecology, physical therapy, psychiatrists, phlebotomists, EKG techs, medical assistants, nurses, social workers and medical students provided their services on this day to screen and educate patients on diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, high cholesterol, various types of cancer screening and education and other chronic debilitating diseases specifically targeted to the South Asian population, according to the statement.  

A team from the State of New Jersey Commission for the Blind provided eye screening to qualified patients. Glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are the leading cause of blindness and prevalent in south Asians due to complications from uncontrolled diabetes, according to the statement.

The blood test services were provided by Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs, Hillsborough.

South Brunswick LEO Club students and Princeton Visionary Lions Club provided volunteer service. 

Breakfast, tea, coffee and lunch were provided by Durga Temple for all participants and volunteers.

The next health fair of Indian Health Camp of New Jersey will be held on Nov. 3 at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, 201 Penhorn Ave., Secaucus. The registration form will be available at www.IHCNJ.org. The completed registration form can then be mailed to IHCNJ, P.O. Box 5686, Hillsborough 08844, by Oct. 25.