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Healthy Connections to Offer Health Screening

Healthy Connections, the YWCA’s program that offers free breast cancer education and linkage to screening and intensive case management support for underinsured and uninsured women, will hold its annual YWCA-Pollyball Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 3 at the YWCA’s multipurpose room at 1018 Jefferson Avenue.

“Some women in Lucas County go years without a routine doctor’s office visit,” says Winda Birt, director of Healthy Connections. “Hundreds of women, particularly those economically disadvantaged or those lacking transportation, do not have access to a doctor and tend not to get regular health screenings.”

Among free screenings available at the YWCA in August will be blood pressure and blood sugar testing, PAP smears, clinical breast examinations, vision and hearing screenings, bone density scans, and HIV testing. YWCA educators will offer programs on the importance of detecting breast cancer early.