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African American Men's Health Symposium coming to Norfolk

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Published on Jul 26, 2012

Illuminating Good Health: Eliminating the Cloak of Invisibility (IGHECI) African American Men's Health Symposium, August 18, 2012, at the Norfolk Public Health Center, 830 Southampton Avenue, Norfolk.

A free event that will feature a host of national and regional speakers, health screenings, educational sessions, continental breakfast and lunch, and concluding with a live Jazz concert, the IGHECI African-American Men's Health Symposium is being staged by a coalition of local partner agencies concerned with addressing health disparities impacting men of color in Hampton Roads.

An array of free health screenings will be offered at the IGHECI African-American Men's Health Symposium. These include Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing; Digital Rectal Exams (DRE); blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol; oral cancer; body mass index; podiatry; health age; emotional wellness; HIV, etc. Health education workshop topics include Prostate Cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular health, dental health, Diabetes, nutrition, fitness and body mass index, emotional health, family care giving. The day will close out with a live Jazz concert featuring vocalist Elmo Lawrence, ELJ Production, accompanied by Phase II.

Registration for the Illuminating Good Health: Eliminating the Cloak of Invisibility African-American Men's Symposium is available online www.eventbrite.com/event/3488087965. For further information, call Terrance Afer-Anderson, Norfolk Department of Public Health, at 757-683-8836 or visit www.facebook.com/IGHECI.

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