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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on April 18, 2018

Community health day coming May 11 to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach

Tidelands Health will offer community members an opportunity to learn more about cancer prevention and screening at an upcoming community health day on May 11 in Myrtle Beach.

The community health day will feature a range of free and low-cost health testing, in addition to information on preventing and screening for breast, lung, colon, prostate and other cancers.

Attendees can learn from experts with the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network, the region’s most comprehensive provider of cancer care, how to perform breast self-exams, explore the importance of colonoscopies and find out how low-dose CT lung cancer screening can help identify lung cancer early to improve survival rates.

The event will take place from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane in The Market Common community of Myrtle Beach. Entry is free.

Lab registration forms for the May 11 community health day are available in the information lobby areas of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital or online at tidelandshealth.org/community-wellness. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome. Registration forms will be available at the site.

Screenings offered for free will include blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar and nutrition.

Low-cost screenings will include a chemistry profile, $20; complete blood count with differential, $20; thyroid screen, $15; diabetes (hemoglobin A1C), $15; and PSA (prostate) for men, $15. The chemistry profile test requires a 10- to 12-hour fast.

Also available will be information about several Tidelands Health programs, including Better For Life, a new, free membership program for adults ages 50 and older. 

For more information about the May 11 community health day, contact the Tidelands Health community health education department at (843) 520-8447.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.