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Health fair for refugees to take place Wednesday

Buffalo area refugees will receive free routine health screenings from  physician assistant students and faculty at the third annual Daemen College Refugee Health Fair, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County offices at 70 Barker St.

Screenings will be available for blood pressure, glucose, respiration, vision, heart and lungs, and ear, nose and throat to the city’s growing refugee population.

Daemen nursing students also will provide health-related information relevant to the refugee population, including immunizations, navigating the local health system, prescription medications vs. herbal remedies, and winter preparedness and health issues.

Fun exercise stations will also be set up, and free healthy snacks and beverages will be served.

Daemen’s Paul A. Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement, the college’s Physician Assistant Studies and Nursing Departments, and Jewish Family Service are cosponsoring the health fair.

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