October 21, 2007

Mini Health Fair for NBC4 News Personnel

Special thanks to Dr. Sharon Desmond and her students who conducted a mini health fair for the human resources department at the request of Meghan Walko, Human Resources Coordinator, at the D.C. NBC news affiliate on Monday, October 22nd. Employees were able to be screened on 3 different parameters: blood pressure, glucose, and carbon monoxide levels. We held a Hula Hoop Contest and a raffle and the winners received SPH T-shirts. Barbara Gold, our Dean's wife and former health educator, conducted the Sit and Reach Test to assess low back flexibility, while Gloria Friedgen used music and dance to promote the use of pedometers and create an awareness for the need to move during the day! We also hula hooped! We will be joining the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo this January. Contact gsf@umd.edu if you wish to take part.

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