Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is hosting a free event to promote men’s health and early detection at Westlake Ace Hardware Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4652 East University Boulevard in Odessa, Texas.
ORMC will provide free lunch and men’s health screenings, including lab work and a Colorectal Cancer screening questionnaire, for those who attend. Men who get the health screening will also receive a 10 percent discount off their purchase at Westlake Ace Hardware. The lab work will include a check for diabetes (A1C level), cholesterol (lipid panel), and thyroid (TSH).
“Our goal is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection,” said Madison Tate, director of marketing and community relations at Odessa Regional Medical Center.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Regular health screenings can help men detect certain diseases and conditions early on.