Ky. State Fair offers mammograms, health screenings

Ky. State Fair offers mammograms, health screenings

Ky. State Fair offers mammograms, health screenings

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Kentucky State Fair has began but the fair has much more to offer than fried food and carnivals

The South Wing holds an entire Health Horizon’s area including a massive booth from KentuckyOne Health where you can get everything from prostate screenings, blood pressure checks and mammograms.

WHAS11 has partnered with KentuckyOne Health for our Buddy Check initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of those screenings.

The mobile mammography unit is set up at the fair to ensure an easier way to get screened.

“Think about cancer. If you can find it when it’s early stage, when it’s treatable, it’s often times preventable,” Mark Milburn, vice president of KentuckyOne Health said. “It costs far less and you have far better opportunities for better outcomes. It’s worth taking that extra effort to be able to do that.”

Health Horizons is located in South Wing B.

The mobile mammography unit and other screening opportunities are set up there throughout the duration of the fair.

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