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Interdisciplinary Team Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans

May 20, 2013 — The College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with the Philadelphia City Council and Veterans Advisory Commission again for the Annual Veterans Resource Fair on May 22. The fair, which will take place in the City Hall Courtyard, will include health and wellness activities and screenings as well as information about housing, employment, education and benefits available to veterans.

An interdisciplinary team from the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions will provide a mini-clinic with free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, eye health, body mass index, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Administration, faculty and students from multiple disciplines at the College will participate, including the Physician Assistant, Nursing, Creative Arts Therapies, Physical Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, Nutrition Sciences and Behavioral Health Counseling Departments.

“I was very pleased to see the excitement generated by our students and faculty when they learned they would be participating in the Veterans Resource Fair,” Assistant Dean Dr. Leland “Rocky” Rockstraw said about last year’s health screenings. “Annual screening promotes early intervention and a healthy lifestyle.”

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