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JONESBORO, AR – New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine – Arkansas – in collaboration with UAMS, St. Bernards Medical Center and Arkansas State University – will host free health screenings in Marked Tree and Walnut Ridge next week.
The Marked Tree event will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at the Marked Tree Library from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 102 Locust Street. On Wednesday, July 24, the NYITCOM team will be at the Lawrence County Library (115 W. Walnut Street) from 3 to 6 p.m.
At both events, participants will receive free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and life satisfaction and will receive educational material about each condition. The event will also promote community services to inform attendees of the resources that are available to them.
There is no cost for the screenings and no appointments are necessary. All ages are invited to attend and no insurance is required.
For more information, please contact NYITCOM-Arkansas at 870-972-2656.
About NYITCOM – Arkansas:
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine – Arkansas is dedicated to improving access to health care for the underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta Region. Arkansas ranks 48th in overall population health status due to low health indicators including obesity and number of adults who smoke. The state also ranks 46th in the number of active physicians per capita and 39th in the number of primary care physicians. NYITCOM – Arkansas was established in 2016 with the mission of meeting the need for more physicians in this medically underserved area.