City College’s Annual Health Fair Targets Student Health Needs

(Photo by Bridgid Skiba/The Guardsman)
Kate Charlton, the instructor of the Phlebotomy program and Becky Perelli, the director of Student Health Center educate students about health, cigarette smoking and other preventive health measures during Health Fair day on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Student Health Center on Ocean Campus. (Photo by Bridgid Skiba/The Guardsman)

By Bridgid Skiba/Staff Photographer

Health check anyone?

City College students flocked to the Health Center for the annual Health Fair on Oct. 13 to take advantage of free health check services.

The day’s festivities included outdoor stations by Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk, Project Survive and the counseling department.

Nursing department students in white scrub uniforms and phlebotomy students in black scrub uniforms examined students for high blood pressure, anemia, and high sugar and cholesterol count.

The Health Center also provided students with pamphlets about good eating habits, smoking, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Becky Perilli, director of student health services, said she was grateful for all the student volunteers and the medical assistant student volunteers who helped.

Student gets blood sugar test done by Phlebotomist student during Health Fair day on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Student Health Center on Ocean Campus. (Photo by Bridgid Skiba/The Guardsman)

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