Thursday, March 1, 2012

Health Expo 2012 Promotes Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity Among Latinos

The annual expo organized by the Colorado affiliate of the American Diabetes Association seeks, among other objectives, to promote the prevention of diabetes and obesity in the Hispanic community and other ethnic groups affected by these health problems, said Julissa Soto, director of the ADA's Por Tu Familia (For Your Family) program.
"Health Expo 2012 is coming, and one of the main goals of the ADA is to fulfill our mission to end diabetes," said Soto. "Each year we serve thousands of people from our diverse population."
In fact, the ADA anticipates that over 9,000 people will come to the Colorado Convention Center on March 10 for this year's expo, said Kathryn Holabird in the ADA's communications office.
Health Expo 2012 will offer free screen-ings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, depression, and other medical services and information. In addition, ClĂ­nica Tepeyac, a local nonprofit health organization that serves underprivileged populations, will provide free screenings.
For the rest of the story, go to Viva Colorado, a publication of the Denver Post.

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