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Texas Health Fort Worth to Provide Mobile Health Screenings at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
01/10/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit plans to offer mammograms at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on its “Pink Day” Jan. 29, a celebration of breast cancer survivors.

Texas Health Resources Mobile Health Unit
Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through the mobile health unit.

Screening mammograms will be offered from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to those who have made an appointment by calling 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355). Appointments are limited and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. A parking permit and one-day pass to the Stock Show grounds will be provided for patients and can be picked up at will-call with a photo ID.

Health professionals from Texas Health Fort Worth will also offer free blood pressure checks and bone density screenings on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 from noon until 6 p.m.

“By taking our health screenings mobile, we hope to make preventive health care more accessible and help improve the well-being of communities we serve,” said Rosemary Galdiano, manager of Texas Health Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life program.

Women who are eligible for the mammograms must:

  • Be age 40 and over;
  • have no personal history of breast cancer;
  • not have breast implants;
  • have no known breast lumps or other breast problems;
  • not be pregnant or nursing, or not have nursed in the past six months; and
  • not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months.

Screening will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes, including a four-view screening mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician.

Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through the mobile health unit. The goals of Wellness for Life are to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screening and offer the community easy accessibility to many types of screening and early detection services. It’s staffed by family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals. Medical oversight is provided by a board-certified physician member of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth medical staff.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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