Respiratory Care StudentsOn Wednesday, November 4, 2015 the Health Center Staff hosted the Fall Heath Fair. The event was a great success, with over 350 attendees. The goal of the event was to educate community members on health related topics such as diet, exercise, health maintenance, health insurance, preventative medicine, smoking cessation and other health related topics. There were over 30 representatives from various health related fields sharing their insight on how to maintain and improve one’s overall health.

Other instructional programs and departments at Skyline College provided services at the health fair. Cosmetology students gave hand massages, express manicures and provided facial mapping. Students and faculty from the Wellness Department gave chair and table massages. The Respiratory Care students were performed lung assessments and took vital signs. Representatives from the Psychology program presented information of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Faculty from the Kinesiology department provided valuable information on body fat percentage and fat distribution in the body as well as information about fitness and health.  SparkPoint staff members shared information about their wonderful programs and other community resources Medi-Cal and CalFresh. We were also joined by nursing students and faculty from San Francisco State University and the College of San Mateo.

The fair gave these students a great opportunity to practice their craft and educate our community

Article by Emily Risk