Orange Mound hosts 2nd annual health fair

Free health screenings

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - For the second year in a row, free health screenings were brought to the people of Orange Mound.

The Orange Mound Health Fair brought several organizations to the community, like the Mid-South Food Bank, Cigna and the American Cancer Society.

Free screenings included blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index numbers.

Experts say you should always know your numbers.

“Know your numbers so you can take action. 90 percent of adults are pre-diabetic and don’t even know it. If you’re pre-diabetic and take action, you can prevent being diagnosed with diabetes,” said Kenya Holmes, organizer.

The health fair was sponsored by Cigna, Juice Orange Mound and Smooth Steppers of Memphis.

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