Information for better living available at Sugar Land health fair

SUGAR LAND - Area residents can find out about their blood pressure, body fat content and psychic aura at a health fair presented by the University of Houston-Victoria.

The free event, organized by UHV Student Services and the School of Nursing, will be from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 in the rotunda of the University of Houston System at Sugar Land, 14000 University Drive.

Among the confirmed vendors providing information and services are:

  • Body fat measurements by LA Fitness
  • Blood pressure readings, body mass index calculations and weight loss information by The Long Life Group
  • Aura readings by Dahn Yoga

Other vendors will provide information about diabetes, cancer prevention, smoking cessation and other topics.

“An academic institution is a resource for the entire community it serves,” said Minnie Urbano, UHV Student Services manager. “This event will be a benefit to everyone involved.”

The School of Nursing also will be providing information about its programs for perspective students.

“When it comes to your health, information is your most powerful tool,” said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing. “We’re happy to help provide this invaluable resource to the public at no cost.”

For more information about the health fair, contact Student Services Coordinator Zoeann Byerly at 361-570-4287.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342