The annual Health Joe Expo men’s health fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Marcella’s Farm to Fork Restaurant.
Dr. Justin Williams will be the featured speaker at the expo, which is a partnership of Rockcastle Regional Hospital and the Southern KY Area Health Education Center. Dr. Williams is Rockcastle Regional’s new full-time medical oncologist.
There will also be health education, vouchers for cholesterol and PSA screening, a free meal, and door prizes.
The Healthy Joe Expo was created to reach those who are sometimes hard to reach with health education, and for whom that education might be most important. Men drink more than women, smoke more than women, don’t live as long as women, and engage in more high-risk activities than women. Yet, men are notorious for not seeing a doctor when they should. The American Academy of Family Physicians reveals that 55 percent of U.S. men haven’t seen their M.D. in the past year.
Those planning to attend should reserve their place by contacting Kayla Rowe at 606-256-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.