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Congressman David Scott to host 9th Annual Health Fair

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JONESBORO, Ga. -

WHAT:  Congressman David Scott will host his 9th Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair on Saturday, August 17, 2013.  This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by many of the region's leading healthcare providers and organizations.
                                
Free health screenings include: Prostate cancer PSA screenings; Clinical breast cancer exams; HIV/ AIDS screenings; Diabetes screenings (glucose); Blood pressure screenings; Asthma screenings; Cholesterol screenings; Mental health screenings; Sickle cell screenings; Vision and dental screenings; and many, many more.

Hear from special guest speaker Dr. Pamela Roshell, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on how Georgians can obtain quality, affordable & accessible healthcare under the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchange.
                                                                
WHEN:  Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                
WHERE:  Mundy's Mill High School
9652 Fayetteville Road (Hwy. 54), Jonesboro, GA 30238

WHO:  Participants include: AID Atlanta, Grady Health System, Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, DeKalb Medical Center, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Southside Medical Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, Southern Regional Health System, American Cancer Society, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Prevent Blindness Georgia, Great Expressions Dental, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, Clayton County Board of Health, U.S. Veterans Administration, Sisters by Choice, WellStar and more!

For more information, including a complete list of free screenings, speakers and healthcare providers, please visit www.davidscott.house.gov or call 770/210-5073.

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- Close to 100 of Metro Atlanta's top medical professionals and organizations volunteer their time and expertise to provide FREE exams at this annual event.  

 - This event literally saves lives. In fact, last year, with the help of Grady Health System, 3 individuals had stroke-level blood pressure readings and were rushed to local hospitals.

 - Come out and hear from leaders of the Obama Administration discussing the Affordable Care Act and its imminent implementation. Learn how people with preexisting conditions can obtain affordable health coverage with enrollment beginning this October & coverage in January 2014.

 - The Department of Veterans Affairs has also confirmed to share resources and health screenings with veterans in my district. There will be free blood pressure and glucose (diabetes) screenings for veterans and information on the VA Medical Center's various programs, including mental health, benefit information, women's programs and more.

 - Be sure to bring your whole family and visit the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures mobile unit, where up to 2,000 free dental exams will be offered to children.  There will be several other mobile units in attendance, providing other screenings and health resources. Other screenings for children include asthma, flu shots, vision, and fitness.

 - For more information, visit www.davidscott.house.gov or call 770/210-5073.

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