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AMPS participates in 2nd Annual ACP Health Expo

04.07.2011

The Apothecary Medicinal Plant Society was happy to participate in the Second Annual Health Expo at Appalachian College of Pharmacy on 4/4/2011. Members presented information on three poster topics: Medicinal Plants used in the Treatment of Cancer, Immunization Schedule and Radiation Poisoning. We counseled more than 50 members of the community about these subjects and offered handouts such as Cancer Facts for Men and Women, Breast Cancer Screening, recipes from the Nutrition Department at Buchanan General Hospital tailored for cancer patients special diet needs and Poison Prevention Hotline key/wallet cards and magnets.  Several screening services were offered at this event: blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and new this year- Nutrition information, BMIs, Ankle Brachial tests, Vision Screens, Lung Function Testing. Patient assistance with prescriptions, and immunizations were offered as well. The Bloodmobile and the Health Wagon were on campus for additional screens, and blood Donations. AMPS was privileged to be a provider of services at this event and we all look forward to next year’s Health Expo 2012.

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Pictured: Amanda Doane, Phoebe Mai( VP-elect), Katherine Blackburn (Pres), Anh Le (Project Dir), Ryan Beltz (Faculty Liaison elect), Duc Nguyen (Historian elect),  Joseph Ramsey, Jimmy Osborne (CFO elect), John Murphy (Project Dir. elect), Donnie Webb (Pres elect), Jennifer Tran (Committee Co-or elect), Sarah Ramsey (Chair- Garden Committee), Wenfie Yan -Not pictured Hamid Sarani (VP), Zarna Shah (CC), Randy Waddell (CFO), Payal Parekh