Health screening event celebrates women

DeKALB – Managing a job, family and a home isn’t always easy. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, women provide the majority of informal care to their families, including husbands, parents, friends, and neighbors. They also play a variety of roles as caregiver: hands-on health provider, care manager, friend, companion, surrogate decision-maker, and advocate.

KishHealth System is celebrating women and all that they do with the fourth annual This One’s for the Girls women’s health event. This One’s for the Girls is a morning dedicated to the women that take care of all of us.

This One’s for the Girls features snacks, giveaways, prizes, health screenings, education, laughs, pampering and even some shopping. KishHealth System knows that regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

Free screenings and activities at both events include body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood oxygen level assessment, breast self-exam education, sleep apnea risk screening, depression risk screening, blood pressure clinic, spot skin checks, and blood glucose testing. 

The DeKalb event is from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. Women are encouraged to attend either event. No advanced registration is required. Attendees will be asked to register upon arrival. For more information, visit

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