Health Screenings

FLU SHOTS & PNEUMONIA IMMUNIZATIONS

The Kent County Health Department offers flu shots and high-dose flu shots to those covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Walgreen’s is providing free flu shots to the first 75 people who are not covered by other insurance.

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS

 

Note that health screenings are marked throughout the Expo with a red balloon

ORAL HEALTH

Dance Studio  (back left corner of Gymnasium through doorway)

Dental health screenings conducted by Neil Brayton, DDS,  Leonard Litkowski, DDS, Michael Pelzcar, DDS, and Frederick Wyman, DDS. Evaluation may include screening for oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay, with recommendations for treatment.

 

Vision

Vision testing including glaucoma screening conducted by Patricia V. Jones, OD, Optometrist, of Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates

 

SCREENINGS FOR OTHER HEALTH RISKS

 

Heart Health –Cardiac Rehab Services at Chestertown will offer blood pressure screenings (BPs) and body mass index (BMI) evaluations. Having high blood pressure many times presents with no symptoms, thus regular screenings are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  A body mass index (BMI) higher than 30 can lead to many chronic conditions, which is why it’s helpful to know your BMI. A body composition analysis that includes body fat percentage and body mass index can help you determine your health status.  (Note that dehydration as well as large food intake prior to test may affect results.)

 

Stroke Center –Attendees are encouraged to take a stroke at-risk assessment. More than 750,000 people suffer from stroke in the U.S. each year, but up to 50% of strokes could be prevented. In the case of stroke, many of the risk factors can be treated, modified or controlled. However, some risk factors for stroke cannot be changed. Stroke risk factors are medical conditions or behaviors or traits that make you more likely to develop a stroke.

 

Lung function test (Spirometry/lung capacity) – Steve Iseman, pulmonary therapist. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, will conduct this test to measure how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs. For this test, you breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a recording device (spirometer). The information collected by the spirometer may be printed out on a chart called a spirogram.

 

Balance and Fall Risk Testing – A simple and very informative test conducted by  Kathy Marchetti, MSPT, Physical Therapist and Program Supervisor, UM Shore Rehab and Balance Center, Cambridge

Prediabetes: Could it be you? -A prediabetes risk test and information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  An estimated 86 million American adults – more than 1 out of 3 – have prediabetes, a condition when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. Prediabetes increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

In addition, blood glucose will be measured by a finger prick.

 

Infection Prevention & Hand Hygiene  – Donna Saunders, RN, Chestertown, will have a black light, which uses ultraviolet light to determine how well hand washing and antibacterial gels work to keep hands germ free!

 

Texting While Driving Virtual Reality Simulator – Driver distraction is involved in 58 percent of all crashes on Maryland roads and nearly half of all fatal crashes. Learn about the dangers of texting while driving first-hand in a demonstration vehicle brought by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.  This immersive experience is part of the national “It can wait!” movement to increase driver awareness and safety.

SPECIAL SESSION

Maryland’s Rural Health Work Group – Designing an Integrated Health System for the Eastern Shore

1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Cafeteria

Wayne D. Benjamin, M.D. a co-founder of “Save the Hospital” will discuss the progress made in making the Chestertown Hospital a part of this community for years to come. Deborah Mizeur, MS, MHA, LDN, Co-Chair of the Rural Health Workgroup, will describe the functions of the group formed by the Maryland General Assembly to study and make recommendations on rural hospitals in the state. Ken Kozel, CEO of the Shore Regional Health System, and Scott Burleson, Administrator, Shore Regional Medical Center at Chestertown, will be present to address the progress and answer questions.