Residents from the Tri-State area turned out by the hundreds Saturday morning to take advantage of free health-care screenings that were offered at Robinwood Medical Center near Hagerstown.
Dr. Feroz Padder said the annual event is designed to give people a basic health assessment
The 2009 Health Fair, which was sponsored by Washington County Hospital, will help people identify health "problems they might not be aware of and hopefully prevent any further events down the road," Padder said.
Participants had the opportunity to visit almost 50 stations that were set up in the Robinwood complex. Some of the services that were offered included screenings for asthma, cholesterol, carpal tunnel and osteoporosis. The fair also featured educational stations.
Judy Conrad and Evelyn Kloos, who are registered nurses in the Family Birthing Center at Washington County Hospital, said they were on hand to teach people about safe sleeping techniques for babies.