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    Pacific Women’s Health Fair on Mother’s Day Weekend: Pacific Pharmacy Students Host Inaugural Event

    Apr 29, 2010

    In honor of mothers everywhere, University of the Pacific pharmacy students are raising awareness for women's health. The inaugural Pacific Women's Health Fair will provide health care education and screenings to the community the Saturday before Mother's Day.

    From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 8, Pacific pharmacy students will engage in educating women about preventative care and medications. The event will be held at the Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center & Clinics, on Pacific's Stockton Campus and is free and open to the public.

    "This event serves as a day for mothers and daughters to educate future generations on preventative care, we hope moms everywhere will live a longer and healthier life," said Stavros Stathoudakis, Pacific NCPA president and doctor of pharmacy candidate, class of 2011. "We want to try to meet the needs of women in the community and hope that by attending the fair they will gain a better understanding of their own health care options and be empowered by the information."

    The Pacific Women's Health Fair will offer breast and cervical cancer knowledge forums as well as several sessions providing education on safe use of over the counter and prescription medications. Students will also be conducting health screenings for blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose and cholesterol.

    Along with the many services that will be offered, pharmacy students will provide Medication Use Safety Training (MUST). Community members are encouraged to bring in their medications and pharmacy students will provide private consultations to review all medication and aid in finding possible medication-related problems.

    For more information, contact Sarah Higgins at 209.946.2545, or at shiggins@pacific.edu.