Carrus Hospitals to sponsor ‘New Year New You’ programs

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Carrus Hospital commits to sponsor “New Year New You” programs in McKinney and Sherman.

Every January 1st, many of us make resolutions to get serious about improving our health. Carrus Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital will make keeping these promises a little easier this year by sponsoring two health fairs in Sherman and McKinney. Promoted by Digity radio stations, the NEW YEAR NEW YOU Blood Drive and Health Fair will be held in Sherman on Saturday, February 07 and in McKinney on Saturday January 31 at the Allen Event Center in Allen.

The community health fair features free health screenings, medical activities, demonstrations and useful information on a wide variety of healthcare topics. Local providers, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals will be on hand to answer questions. The goal is to help our local friends and neighbors make better health choices in 2015.

At the fair, attendees can get screened before making life-saving blood donations for local patients in need. Giving blood is also a great way for donors to learn vital information about their own health. A free mini-physical is given at the time of donation, which includes a screening of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron levels. Blood donors can also check their cholesterol level within days following donation.

Every day, nearly 800 patients in North, Central and East Texas require timely blood transfusions. The majority of this blood comes from blood drives like the NEW YEAR NEW YOU fair.

“The Blood Drive and Health Fair fits perfectly with Carrus Hospitals’ desire to help patients find their own pathway to better health,” says Carrus Chief Marketing Officer, Necia Guidry. “We want to give people the tools and information they need to make better decisions.”

NEW YEAR NEW YOU Blood Drive and Health Fair, Sherman, TX
(Expo Center in Midway Mall)
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10a – 3p

NEW YEAR NEW YOU Blood Drive and Health Fair, McKinney, TX
(Allen Event Center in Allen)
Saturday January 31, 2015 10a – 2p

About Carrus Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital

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