Hundreds of local underserved children and families will receive free health screenings and medical education as part of a health awareness program from Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities. The MedFest 2012 event will take place at the West End Medical Centers, 868 York Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.

The Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities health screening is open to the public and is free of charge to Atlanta- area children and adults. The program is co-sponsored by Henry Schein Medical, GA Association for Primary Health Care, Peach State Health Plan, WellCare, and Amerigroup.

There will be a variety of fun activities planned for participating children and their families including a costume showcase; face painting; “Bee Healthy sponsored by GE Corporation”; music and healthy snacks.

Health care volunteers will address diseases and risk factors that commonly afflict children and adults, such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity and poor oral health. Check-ups will also include vision, asthma, and dental screenings. Attendees will receive educational materials about the prevention and treatment of health issues and referrals to a local clinic or doctor’s office if needed.

Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, is sponsoring its sixth annual health screening program as part of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s corporate social responsibility program.

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