Mayor declares ‘Healthy Jackson Week’; nonprofit offers free screening day

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JACKSON, Tenn. — People in Jackson will have the opportunity to get checked out by a doctor free of charge. Health experts will provide free health screenings Saturday, Jan. 24 at Oman Arena. Healthy Tennessee, a nonprofit organization founded by Vanderbilt Trauma Surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi, made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist also proclaimed the week of Jan. 19 as Healthy Jackson Week. According to a news release, some of the free health screenings will include blood pressure checks, eye exams and a diabetes risk assessment. “It‘ll head off future health issues,” Gist said. “Many of them simply don‘t take the time because of cost or whatever to be screened. This is an opportunity for them to come in and get their screenings done at no cost.” The free health fair starts at 11 a.m.

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