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BAPS Health Fair promotes wellness in Chino Hills

May 27
22:34 2011

CHINO HILLS, CA: The thought of periodic health check-ups is daunting for many. However, early detection and prevention is the key to a healthier life. Nonetheless, preventable ailments such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are still largely prevalent across the United States. Recognizing early detection and prevention as being vital for the well-being of communities, BAPS Charities organized a community health fair on Sunday, May 22 in Chino Hills.

As a precursor to the Health Fair, BAPS Charities was able to arrange for community members to receive blood tests on May 15. The following week on May 22, a number of volunteers and health care specialists were available for consultation including, physicians, pharmacists, dentists and nurses. Specialties in the fields of cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterologist, psychology, podiatry, dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine and endocrinology were also on hand and in total, provided personal consultations to the community.

In addition to the health fair, BAPS Charities collaborated with LifeStream, a blood bank for San Bernardino and Riverside counties, to host a blood drive, collecting a total of 75 pints of blood from community members.

All participants received preliminary physical examinations and had their blood pressure, blood sugar level, and body mass index measured. Additionally, they received one-on-one consultations with health care specialists, through which they were able to learn ways to improve or maintain their health.

In the spirit of the saying, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure’, BAPS Charities is educating individuals about potential risk factors and prevention methods to improve their quality of life.

Many people in the United States do not seek healthcare for fear of not being able to afford it. BAPS Charities aims to create a new culture of preventative health care through interactive health fairs and educational seminars, which supplement government healthcare programs by raising awareness and providing information about alternative healthcare options – all free of charge.

The BAPS Charities Health Fair in Chino Hills is one of over 40 such fairs which BAPS Charities organizes annually throughout North America. In total, over 2,500 health care professionals from local communities treated nearly 12,500 patients across the nation. The success of such an event is attributed to the collaborative effort amongst medical professionals within the community to volunteer their time and effort towards such a noble cause.

BAPS Charities’ volunteers worked hand in hand with local community organizations such as the Lifestream Blood Bank as well as local high school students, who were able to dedicate their time and effort to participate in this community event.

“It was amazing to see how willing the doctors were to help out the patients. Watching the doctors volunteer their time and effort, gave me the incentive to help out more so that I can make a difference in the community”, spoke Ambika Rajyagor, a student volunteer from Chino Hills High School.

India Post News Service

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