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Health hits the mall

by Becky Nelson, Student Life editor

Educating the community about health-related issues is important to HPU nurses. It gives student nurses the chance to show the community how we can all live healthier lives. In the spirit of sharing, on Oct. 23, on upper Fort Street Mall, the Office of Student Life and the School of Nursing hosted their biannual Health Fair and Student Nurse’s Poster Day.

Each semester, nursing students in Adult Health Care I create posters based on their research topics. They preview these on Fort Street Mall before they take them to different community venues. They also distributed brochures and presented various activities to educate the community on certain health issues.

 

This year the posters and activities covered topics such as: breast and skin cancer, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and coronary artery disease. Nursing students were also available to check students’ blood pressure.

The Health Fair also welcomed several outside vendors, including some of Hawai‘i’s largest providers of health care coverage, Hawai‘i Medical Services Association, Kaiser Permanente, and the YMCA. Students, faculty and staff also had the chance to sign up for the “I Want Your Blood Drive,” and Extreme Radio 104.3 broadcast from the mall promoting a healthy Hawai‘i.

 

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