Duquesne Pharmacy School’s Health & Wellness Fair in Market Square Slated
Professional pharmacy student organizations from Duquesne University will offer a wide variety of events and activities at the School of Pharmacy's fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair next week.
Hosted in conjunction with American Pharmacists Month, the Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Square. The event, which is sponsored in part by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, is open to the public.
"As the most accessible health care provider, pharmacists are in a position to provide immunizations, screening services, disease state counseling and medication management services," said Dr. Janet Astle, assistant dean for student services in the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. "Our presence in Market Square is consistent with our pharmacy school's mission to improve health outcomes of patients and their communities. We celebrate that in a special way during American Pharmacists Month."
Among the 24 activities and offerings available at the event are:
- Complimentary diabetes screenings
- Body composition analysis
- Carbon monoxide screenings
- Free blood pressure screenings
- Complimentary cardiac risk assessments
- Smoking cessation information
- Numerous product samples.
Flu vaccines, which are billable to insurance, will be available through Giant Eagle Pharmacy at the Health and Wellness Fair. Additional offerings include Zumba in the Square and a variety of raffle baskets.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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