Another Successful Health And Wellness Fair
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosted the annual Health & Wellness Fair in Market Square on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 to kick off American Pharmacists Month and help improve health outcomes in patients and the community.
At the event, students, faculty and staff conducted various health screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure, and body mass index; provided valuable information on wide range of health topics; and partnered with Giant Eagle Pharmacy to provide flu shots.
Nearly 150 individuals formerly registered and visited all tents while over 500 people stopped at least one tent. Additionally, students, faculty and staff completed 83 screenings, administered 52 flu vaccines, and distributed 20 Narcan rescue medications.
"I received multiple comments about the professionalism of our students. (I thank them) for representing the School of Pharmacy and our profession in such a positive light,"Associate Dean for Student Services and the primary organizer of the Health & Wellness Fair, Dr. Janet Astle said.
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