WSU students offer free health clinic in Spokane

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 8:21 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Nursing, nutrition and exercise science students at Washington State University invited the public to a free health and wellness clinic Thursday.

The clinic was to be hosted at the Spokane Riverpoint campus in Downtown Spokane.  The event was designed to offer free care but also to give trained students more experience working with the community.

"As a campus that is blossoming, we'd really like to start engaging the community a little bit more, especially with our health sciences focus on this campus,” said Megan Lynch, WSU ASUM Planning & Events Director.

The WSU nursing students planned to perform cholesterol and blood glucose screenings and give out 200 free flu shots.  Students in nutrition and exercise physiology set up an exercise test that would provide resting and exercise blood pressures.  Those students also planned to offer body mass index and waist circumference tests.

The fair was scheduled for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the Phase 1 classroom building.

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