Screening and Prevention

Health Fairs and Screenings

St.Joseph participates in numerous health fairs and screenings throughout the year, including the annual Howard County Health Fair in October. These screenings can be vital in identifying health issues and providing education that helps to prevent health issues from developing.

Health education and prevention awareness materials are also distributed at each screening. Other screening events sponsored by St.Joseph include free Healthy Heart screenings that offer:

  • An EKG
  • A total lipid test that evaluates cholesterol, blood pressure reading and a body mass index calculation
  • Legs for Life screening that helps men and women identify their risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), a painful condition that affects circulation in the legs and is related to heart disease