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For five years now, men in southern Illinois have had a chance to get a better handle on their health at the Southern Illinois Men's Health Conference. Each year, men from age 18 up into their 90's have made the conference a part of their schedule. For $45, men get breakfast, lunch, and a battery of potentially life saving medical screenings. There are blood draw for things like diabetes, cholesterol, and heart disease risk assessment. Men can also have their hearing, vision, and skin checked by a handful of professionals.
|Blood pressure screening|
|It's Never Too Late|
Dr. Edwin Wolfgram
The conference is a labor of love for me. Months of planning are spent getting speakers in place, sponsors on board, and the media to cover us. I've been the cochair since the inception of the event, and I'm proud to be a part of it. It's a great way to reach out to hundreds of men in our region who might not normally see a doctor. I know for a fact that we've helped some of our participants catch a medical condition that they were able to get a followup with their physician.
|Free massages too!|
Ladies, if you're still reading, encourage the men in your life to sign up. Men of all ages are invited to attend. There will be prizes given away and we'll also honor my colleague with the conference Tom Corpora as the fifth recipient of the Champions Award. If you have any questions, head here for more details or just ask me. You can also call (618) 985-9210.
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