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Howard University Hospital Joins NBC4's Health and Fitness EXPO

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard University Hospital (HUH) and its team of healthcare experts have signed on to participate at the 2019 NBC4 Health and Fitness EXPO this Saturday, January 12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Downtown, Washington, D.C. HUH will be celebrating its 26th year at the EXPO; and is one of two healthcare organizations that have taken part in the event each year since its inception.

The NBC4 Health & Fitness EXPO brings together more than 85,000 attendees and 200 health organizations over a two day span (January 12 & 13). The EXPO provides a unique opportunity for D.C. area residents to engage healthcare professionals for free screenings and medical advice.

"We are excited to be back for our 26th year at the NBC4 Health and Wellness EXPO. Howard has continued to work in tandem with local leaders and community partners to put strategies in place to improve the health outcomes of D.C. residents," says HUH Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shelly McDonald-Pinkett. "In previous years, we have had well over a 1,000 visitors come to our booth over the two day period. So we are looking forward to connecting with attendees to help improve their health outlook for 2019 and beyond."  

Beginning on Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, January 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., HUH's team of expert physicians and trained specialists will be at booth number 1744, conducting free health screenings, answering health and wellness questions ("Ask a Doctor"), and scheduling real-time appointments. EXPO Attendees that want to get a prostate examination are invited to come to The HU Cancer Center Van sponsored by Bayer. And HUH's popular Health and Wellness Information Stations are back again this year to offer attendees one-on-one access to a wide array of specialty services and medical knowledge.

"Getting a routine health screening is such an important part of managing your health. Screenings are effective in helping to discover possible health risks before they become serious issues," says Dr. McDonald-Pinkett. "Detecting a potential health problem at an earlier stage often means the availability of more treatment options, which may result in a better outcome for the patient."

List of Free Health Screenings

List of Health and Wellness Information Stations

Blood Pressure

Ask the Doctor


Ask the Nutritionist


Ask the Pharmacist


HUH Cancer Center Van

HIV & HCV (Hepatitis C)


Memory & Mental Health


Prostate Cancer

HUH Sleep Center

Sickle Cell/Vision

Stress Relief Zone

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