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BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston Connects Health Professionals with the Community

BAPS Charities Health Fair participants offered multitude of health screenings

BAPS Charities Health Fair participants offered multitude of health screenings

STAFFORD: BAPS Charities hosted close to 600 participants at its 17th annual Health Fair on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Houston, TX.  This year’s Health Fair aimed to expand on practical, preventative care and affordable treatment options for community members of all ages.

Individual appointments and workshops provided personalized care to attending participants.

Doctors and other Healthcare profressionals volunteer their time at the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

Doctors and other Healthcare profressionals volunteer their time at the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

Over 150 health care professionals volunteered for the event, including dentists, nurses, physicians, and specialists in the fields of cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, urology, ENT, dermatology and pediatrics. Collectively, these professionals provided a variety of services and screenings including: physical examinations, blood panels, EKG, audiograms, eye exams, glaucoma screening and dental screenings. Participants were also able to attend relevant lectures on various health topics such as: The Most of My Plate for Better Health, Art of Preserving Structure Spells Pleasure in Living, Managing Disabling Arthritis and Joint Replacement, Living Bright by Improving Memory, Role of Physical Fitness to Live Younger, Colorectal Cancer/Cancer Q & A, Urgent Care Issues and Improving Health by Detox Diets. Participants also received individual consultations on health diseases and issues including diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Carlos Cardenas MD TMA president kicks off the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Carlos Cardenas MD TMA president kicks off the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

One of the organizers, Dr. Jay Chavda, Md, said, “this health fair gives the community an opportunity to come together to serve others.” He added, “it’s (health fair) been an event that not only educates people about health but allows them to get vision, dental, physical screenings and more to prevent potential major health issues.”

President Elect of HCMS addresses the doctors at the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

President Elect of HCMS addresses the doctors at the BAPS Charities Health Fair.

This year’s health fair keynote speaker, Dr. Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, President, Texas Medical
Association, and Dr. George Santos, MD, President-Elect Harris County Medical Society kicked off the health fair by commending the doctors for volunteer their times on a Saturday to perform the multitude of tests. Many sponsors Monzer Hourani of Medistar, Bay Area Regional Medical Center, GI Specialist of Houston and many others held booths to educate the participants.

Doctors perform health physicals at the health fair.

Doctors perform health physicals at the health fair.

 

Educational booths were open to all the participants.

Educational booths were open to all the participants.

BAPS Charities annual Health Fairs are held at over 40 locations across North America and aim to make health care accessible to the greater community. The fairs are made possible through the generous donation of time and expertise of local health care professionals and partner organizations. Through these and other events, BAPS Charities not only strives to improve community health, but it also helps foster the spirit of volunteerism across generations.

For additional information on BAPS Charities and its international and local philanthropic activities, please visit www.bapscharities.org

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