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Annual UF Health community health and wellness expo promotes screenings, awareness

WHAT: The annual UF Health community health and wellness expo offers the public free screenings for blood pressure, heart rhythm, cholesterol and blood glucose. UF Health experts will discuss the risks for osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, and provide tips about stress reduction, integrative medicine, exercise, planting a healthy garden and more.

The event will also feature a 30-foot-long giant inflatable colon to raise awareness about colon health and the importance of regular screenings. Attendees will be able to see the effects of disease on one of the body’s most important but underappreciated organs. The event is free and open to the public but advance registration is requested.

WHEN:  8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 10

WHERE: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville

CONTACT: For more information, please call Marsha Mott at 352-265-0373 or email For more information, visit