Health Day kicks off

Gilroy – Mark your calendars. The second annual Gilroy Community
Health Day is just around the corner – and timing couldn’t be
better.
The New England Journal of Medicine published a report March 17
indicating that many Americans are severely overweight.
Gilroy – Mark your calendars. The second annual Gilroy Community Health Day is just around the corner – and timing couldn’t be better.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a report March 17 indicating that many Americans are severely overweight. So overweight that their life expectancy may be cut short up to nine months. And if this trend of little exercise, supersize fries and corn syrup consumption continues – the life expectancy of Americans will continue to drop by several years.

Scared?

Gilroy Community Health Day Committee and Valley Health Center at San Martin are here to help.

“It’s of no cost to (you), we just want people to come down,” said South Valley Collaborative office specialist Kimberly Cucuzza. “This is an opportunity for people who don’t know who can help them, find out (who can help them).”

On site health screenings and “Talk with a Doc” opportunities are available free of charge. Patient referral information will be available for follow up care. Families with elderly members and children are particularly encouraged to attend.

“Last year we had such a good turnout,” Cucuzza said. “Hopefully this year will be the same.”

Community Health Day is Saturday, May 1 at Glen View Elementary School from 11am to 3pm.

Details: Kimberly Cucuzza at 686-2285 at Kim[email protected] .

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