Institute for Rural Health & Development Visits Allen County Health Department
|Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011||Return|
From the Allen County-Scottsville Citizen Times
The Allen County Health Department hosted the Western Kentucky University Institute for Rural Health Development and Research Mobile Health lab last Thursday, and 60 local women took advantage of the opportunity for free bone density screening in hopes of combating of detecting osteoporosis. Allen County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers provided educational materials and served calcium-rich foods. Serving the Barren River Area Development District since 2002, the lab program also provides screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol and more. In the pictures, WKU nursing students Erin Wilson, left, and Elizabeth Stewart administer a screening to Scottsville’s Clara McClard.
Western Kentucky University’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will honor the opening of their first student-applied research center, the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH).
Divya Gadde, a graduate student in our WKU Department of Public Health was recently awarded with funding to support her research proposal: "Assessment of Ergonomics in Indian Dental Practice".
WKU and the surrounding communities can now schedule an appointment to give blood during the WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive competition on November 13-15, 2017 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the WKU Preston Center.
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