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posted: 8/22/2014 11:43 AM

Health fair to focus on fun, food and exercise

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Lawerence Synett

Elgin, Ill. -- Healthy food options and the importance of exercise are among the topics that will be presented during the upcoming Healthy Families Fun Fair at the Gail Borden Public Library.

Advocate Sherman Hospital will present the fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

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In addition to healthy cooking, eating and exercise tips, Sherman Hospital pediatricians, dietitians and other experts will teach children and parents how to make healthy choices together through interactive games and activities. Free blood pressure and diabetes screenings will also be offered.

Information and activities will be presented in both English and Spanish, and children who complete their "passport to fitness" will receive a special gift.

For more information, call (800) 3ADVOCATE.

About Advocate Sherman Hospital

Named the fifth most beautiful hospital in the U.S. by Soliant Health and built in 2009, the 255-bed Advocate Sherman Hospital features all private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake to heat and cool the facility, an advanced Emergency Department with a level II trauma center, a spacious Family Birthing Center and Special Care Nursery, a Heart & Vascular Center, a Cancer Care Center and a bright, open design to contribute to the healing process. Advocate Sherman is a certified Primary Stroke Center, Breast Center and Chest Pain Center, and also received a 2011 Silver Award from Illinois Performance Excellence. In 2012, it achieved Magnet® nursing status -- the highest national standard for nursing excellence. Advocate Sherman provides services across the whole continuum of care, including three immediate care/outpatient centers, an imaging center and a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Advocate Sherman employs more than 2,200 individuals, has more than 600 dedicated physicians on its medical staff and is part of the Advocate Health Care network. For more information, visit AdvocateHealth.com/Sherman or call (800) 3-Advocate.

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