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updated: 4/27/2014 4:16 PM

Korean health fair Saturday in Park Ridge

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Submitted by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

A health fair for uninsured and underinsured members of the Korean community held Saturday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge served more than 80 people.

The health fair, sponsored by the hospital and Hanul Family Alliance, has been held for several years and provides preventive care for those unable to afford it. Among the screenings offered at discounted prices were mammograms, DEXA and cardiac scoring.

The health fair is part of the Cultural Health Initiatives at the hospital, which includes focused outreach to the Polish and South Asian communities as well.

"We know that different ethnic groups have differing health care needs," said Paula Besler, director of Community and Health Relations for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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