KCUMB students provide health checks

Posted September 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm

 

Northeast News
September 25, 2013

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Health check. Two Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) students conduct a dental check on a youngster during the Score 1 for Health Clinic Sept. 17 at KCUMB. In addition to receiving free health screenings, the Scuola Nuova Vita students also participated in hands-on activities, learning about community gardening, health and medical sciences. Leslie Collins

 

Scuola Vita Nuova students received free health screenings Sept. 17 as part of the Score 1 for Health program which serves more than 13,000 children annually in the Kansas City metro.

During the event, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) first and second year students provided the free screenings at the KCUMB campus for the kindergarten through eighth graders, checking the youngsters’ blood pressure, vision, dental and physical health. The screenings aim to detect any physical problems early on in the child’s development so he or she doesn’t fall behind in class due to an illness or inability to hear, see or concentrate.

In addition to the screenings, the fourth through eighth grade students participated in hands-on activities, learning about health, medical sciences and technology.

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