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Life Line Screening Runs Health Fair for Dr. Oz Show

admin - September 12, 2010

I was recently privileged to help run a  Health Fair for the Dr. Oz show at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. The people at the church were warm, welcoming and so happy to have us there. The Dr. Oz team was excited by the bustling atmosphere, the excitement from the screening participants, and the great backdrop the screening provided for the show. It was a pleasure and a joy to be there.

The screening was featured in the September 7th airing of the Dr. Oz Show, which was also the show premiere. You can see a snippet on the Dr. Oz website. We screened 82 people that day, many of them waiting several hours to get their tests.

I talked to probably all 82, plus the church staff. Many had stories of high blood pressure in their families, or strokes and heart attacks. Some struggled with their weight or with finding a time and a location to exercise. Many shared stories of lost loved ones and confided that they didn’t want to die early because of diseases that could be caught and treated, if only they took control of their health.

Our Clinical Director had a separate section off to the side of the main screening areas where she counseled people with abnormal results. Our key finding was high blood pressure, which is the number one “ager” of the body and can lead to stroke and heart attack. Getting this number under control should be everyone’s highest priority and I’d like to recommend the home monitors by Omron. You can download a coupon on the Dr. Oz website and get $10 off. These compact blood pressure monitors are easy to use and can help you keep tabs on your pressure.

Of course, you can make an appointment with us as well, and we hope everyone will take advantage of our Life Line Screenings.

I’d like to thank the folks at the church for their open arms and commitment to raising awareness of these important numbers, and to the Dr. Oz team for allowing us to be a part of this great adventure – getting America screened.


8 Comments so far
  1. bonnie finley - September 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I tried to get thru by the telephone and I never was
    successful. I hope I am one of the lucky one. I am disabled and my husband passed away three years ago.

  2. Barbara Ellis - October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I have scheduled a screening from the Dr. Oz show know your 5. It is set up for 10/25 @ 12:15pm at Spring Hills Baptist Church In Granville, Oh. Are there any other places or dates that I could switch to? I may have to go out of state then or could switch to area where I will be. I spoke with Doriea @ext #1168 when I made initial appt. Thank You for Your time!

  3. LaNelle Chancellor - October 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    There is not a coupon for the Omron BP moonitor on Dr. Oz’s website.

  4. Miriam Grijalva - October 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    When are you going to have any free screenings?
    I am a 52 yr. old, nursing student, who works part-time and I do not have any health insurance!
    Please let me know of any free screenings.
    Thank you,

  5. Julie - October 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I am a Registered Nurse working part time from home. I would love to help out with these screening days in my area, which is Grand Rapids/Holland Michigan. Do you need nursing staff or volunteers?

  6. Joelle Reizes - October 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    LaNelle, the coupon may be gone now. It was up for a limited time. I’m sorry that you missed it. If I learn that they post a new one, I will blog about it you can grab one quickly. Thanks for reading!

  7. Joelle Reizes - October 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Miriam, please contact me at and let me see if I can help you out.

  8. Joelle Reizes - October 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Julie, thank you so much for volunteeering! Right now we are all set with clinicans. Our next event will be a big one in Chicago so if you are in the area on November 6th, come visit the Dr. Oz Health Expo at Millenium Park. It will be a very exciting day. I’l be writing more about it soon.

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