Annual health fair returns to CSUB

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Trevante Hammonds Shad Williams having laughs with the ladies at the bakersfield hospital booth on Wednesday, May 11 outside of the Student Union patio.

Alejandra Flores

Assistant Photo editor

 

The second CSU Bakersfield Nursing Health Fair took place Thursday, May 12 near the Student Union patio and Runner Park to promote health and wellness to students, faculty and staff.

The health fair, which was sponsored by Community Preventative Health Collaborative club and Associated Students Inc. educated students on various topics like alcohol abuse, infant CPR safety, anxiety, sexual assault, cardiovascular disease, safe sex and marijuana.

“This event is important because college students forget about their own health,” Kevin Santos, 28, nursing major.

CSUB third and second year nursing students offered free health screenings: checking blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and BMI.

“It’s great because it exposes the student body into some health issues that they do not know about,” said Yessenia Sanchez, 23, nursing major.

The counseling center, Student Health Center, Student Recreation Center, Clinica Sierra Vista, Links for Life, CSUB Global bridges, and Back 2 Back CrossFit were also present at the event.

“I like how they are trying to involve everyone in it,” said David Romero 19, computer science major. “It’s not for a specific group. They are trying to get everyone to come.”

 

 

Photos by Trevante Hammonds/The Runner

 

Trevante Hammonds/The Runner Sophomore philosophy major Raymone Williams makes a masterpiece at the art booth on Wednesday, May 11 outside the Student Union patio.

Trevante Hammonds/The Runner Freshman Alex Accord and freshman geology major Wendy Mendez, paint on rocks at the DIY management booth on Wednesday, May 11 outside the Student Union patio.
Freshman Alex Accord and freshman geology major Wendy Mendez, paint on rocks at the DIY management booth on Wednesday, May 11 outside the Student Union patio.
Trevante Hammonds/The Runner Fellow CSUB students interacting at the health fair to get tips on how to live a healthy life on Wednesday, May 11 outside the Student Union patio.
Fellow CSUB students interacting at the health fair to get tips on how to live a healthy life on Wednesday, May 11 outside the Student Union patio.