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“Bonnie’s Bus” to Visit BSC School of Nursing’s Community Health Fair, May 4 at Mercer Mall

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    Tuesday, April 23 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—"Bonnie's Bus," a state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit, will take part in the Bluefield State College School of Nursing's Annual Community Health Fair, May 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mercer Mall. The Health Fair is organized and presented by the BSC Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Bonnie's Bus will deliver advanced digital mammography to area residents attending the Health Fair, and it will be located in the Mercer Mall parking lot, next to K&W Cafeteria. A doctor's order is required for screening. To request an appointment or receive additional information, interested individuals are asked to call 304-327-4170. Medicare, Medicaid, BCCSP and all private insurances are accepted. Organizers note that funds are available so that no woman over 40 is turned away.

The health fair focuses upon patient education, screening and early detection of health conditions of concern. Screenings will be conducted on site for hypertension, diabetes, skin cancer, and eye health.

"Our exhibits will deal with topics including primary and secondary prevention of breast cancer, diabetes, prostate and testicular cancer, lung and colon cancer, stroke, hypertension, skin cancer and endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer," Sandra Wynn (BSC Associate Degree Nursing Program Director) said. There will be additional exhibits on Hepatitis C, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sandra J. Graham, Program coordinator for WV Hepatitis C Program, will give a short presentation on the Status of Hepatitis C in West Virginia.

In addition, there will be several exhibits regarding pediatric health care, such as nutrition, exercise, safety issues related to children, hypertension meningitis. There will also be an exhibit on gun and ATV safety.

Wynn said that the early screenings offered by the BSC nursing students during the Community Health Fair are an effective way to prevent health complications and help individuals enjoy a healthier life.