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[May 2, 2014]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual University Hospital of Brooklyn Health Fair May 17

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will hold its 28th annual community health fair at its Central Brooklyn location in East Flatbush, Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The fair is in recognition of National Hospital Week, whose theme this year is "Compassion, Innovation, Dedication: The Commitment Continues.” The event will take place in front of the hospital, at 445 Lenox Road, between E. 35th and E. 37th Streets.  

National Hospital Week celebrates the men and women who, day in and day out, remain committed to improving the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation, and unwavering, unmatched dedication.

This year’s health fair will feature free health information and screenings – asthma, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, prostate, breast exam, pap test, colon cancer test, hearing test, vision and glaucoma screening, stroke screening, HIV testing, height and weight measurements, and more – as well as free refreshments, giveaways, and raffle gifts. There will be entertainment for people of all ages, including face painting, tap dancers, clowns, a DJ, pony rides, fitness and exercise demonstrations, and music.  For more information call 718-270-3739 or 718-270-8846.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks seventh nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school. To learn more about SUNY Downstate, visit www.downstate.edu.

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