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Hi-Desert Medical Center
Monday November 1st, 2010 :: 11:00 a.m. PDT

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Presents: ‘FREE Community Diabetes Health Fair’

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and Hi-Desert Medical Center is emphasizing the importance of early detection and disease management with a FREE health fair, “What You Need to know About Diabetes,” Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center.

Today, there are 24 million Americans who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed, 5.7 million people are unaware that they have the disease.

The event will include blood glucose screening (fasting not required), Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure screenings, and two lectures:

Bobbie Anderson, RN, CDE, certified diabetes instructor from Desert Regional Medical Center, will explain the signs and symptoms of diabetes, the important links between diabetes, proper nutrition and exercise, and the latest treatment advances.
Representatives from the American Heart Association will present on the link between diabetes and heart disease.

The fair will also feature free raffles, food and refreshments. Registration is NOT required; for more information, call 760/366-6324.

Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District is comprised of 179 licensed beds: the Hi-Desert Medical Center, a modern, 59-bed primary care hospital, and the Continuing Care Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Along with a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, the District also operates the Airway Outpatient Center—a full-service surgery and diagnostic center, the Behavioral Health Centre—an intensive mental health program, and family health clinics—providing medical specialists for Medi-Cal patients. Home health and hospice and a variety of community education and outreach services are also provided.

Address/Location
Hi-Desert Medical Center
6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Emergency: 9-1-1

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