Michiana's Community Health Fair

"Make your health a top priority."

That was the message at a Community Health Fair in Michiana.

Saturday, the Minority Premed Society of Notre Dame hosted a Health Diversity Symposium.

Health officials set up 20 medical stations at the Charles Martin Youth Center in South Bend.

They gave breast, cholesterol, and dental screenings.

They also taught people about fitness and nutrition.

Organizers say the event teaches people to be proactive about their health. "In essence, they will change their eating habits, they'll become more active, they'll go get mammograms screenings on a regular basis, and actually find out that they're are venues where they can go if they don't have insurance, that there are some options and alternatives for medical treatment,” Iris Outlaw explains.

Members of the fire department and library were also on hand.

They taught people about fire safety and the importance of literacy.

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