Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bust that stress, and check out a few others things, too

They will check your feet, your veins, your spine and more at the Lakewood Ranch Activities Health and Wellness Expo.

The expo, which has been around as long as Lakewood Ranch Medical Center — seven years — returns 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday.

It’s always a magnet for folks wanting the tips on health and fitness, free screenings, freebies in general, and a dab or two of advice.

About 50 tables will be staffed by local healthcare and fitness providers in the main lobby of the hospital and admission is free of charge, said Lori Basilone, community activities manager.

For the first time, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will be taking part to accept expired or unneeded prescription medication — pills or tablets only.

In addition, at the next table the pharmacy school from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine will offer advice on how to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, Basilone said.

Expo attendees might also want to take the opportunity to get a stress-busting massage, have their blood pressure checked, or get a flu shot.

For more, see Thursday's Lakewood Ranch Herald.

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