Vascular ultrasound technologists Taishwatte Lakhram and Tasheen Torres screen Estella Wade of Far Rockaway for peripheral artery disease. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held a very successful health fair on Sunday, June 26, in conjunction with St. Mary Star of the Sea Church International Feast. Hundreds of people attended and more than 400 health screenings were conducted free for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, eyes, peripheral artery disease, foot problems and body fat percentage. In addition, there were many consultations with internists, family practice doctors, physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine), podiatrists, dermatologists, and chemical dependency and mental health representatives. Visiting Nurse Service of New York also participated and Healthfirst was available for information about health insurance and provided face painting. For the children, there were clowns, painting and balloon animals.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital nurse Terry Bradley, RN, takes the blood pressure of Dolores Johnson.
Emma Yakupoua of Valley Stream (left) and Tyrema Mosley of Arverne enjoy painting at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s health fair held on Sunday, June 26, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, while Nelson E. Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer of St. John’s and Episcopal Health Services (far left) and Tim Kelly of Art is Good look on.
Ultrasound technologist Jill Vahab, RDMS (OB), explains to Patricia Frye of Far Rockaway how mammograms detect abnormalities
Rehabilitation Medicine Director Farhat Shaikh, PT, MSPT, demonstrates to Clive Thompson how to measure body fat percentage.
Five-year-old Ariel Marie-Clair Wright of Far Rockaway paints a picture at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s health fair.