Douglas High School plans health fair |

Douglas High School plans health fair

Staff reports

A health fair will be held Feb. 29 at Douglas High school, open to all juniors and seniors. The event has been organized by the Douglas High School chapter of VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of america), SAP (Students Assistance Program, ASB (Association of the Student Body) and Washoe Health Systems.

Various health professionals from the community will participate in the health fair. This is the fifth fair that has been held at Douglas High School, and it is held every other year so the information will be new to all students.

This year, the health fair will also include safety tips and proper techniques for skateboarding and inline skating. The fair will include booths that will teach students about blood pressure, lung function, skin care, dental health, and, for $10, students may have a blood chemistry panel performed that will inform them of their cholesterol levels, blood sugar and electrolytes.

Various community organizations will be represented at the health fair, including the East Fork Fire District, Hispanic Services, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Washoe Tribe Clinic, Family Support Council, DARE, Nevada Highway Patrol and Out of Bounds, as well as many others. Douglas High School’s EMTs will also be on hand to assist with blood pressure readings.

For more information regarding the health fair, call Douglas High School at 782-5136.