Men’s Health is the Focus of Sport and Health Expo
A new event geared to men - and the women who love them - was coordinated last March at Park Falls High School, when the Flambeau Hospital Foundation sponsored the first Men’s Sport and Health Expo offered in Northcentral Wisconsin.
The hospital Foundation’s mission is to support the vision of the hospital -- “Improving the health and well-being of the people in the community.” This event perfectly accomplished the mission while offering a fun and relaxed atmosphere,” said Jane Bentz, Flambeau Hospital Foundation coordinator.
“We all know if you combine sports with something you have a winning combination. We wanted to draw the men for health screens; what a better way than to bring in a featured speaker about sports,” added Scott Carpenter, MD, Flambeau Hospital Foundation board member and ER/urgent care medical director.
The event’s featured speaker was Jerry Markbreit, a four-time Super Bowl referee, who became one of the greatest officials ever to work in the NFL. His presentation topics included Be the Best You Can Be and Highlights of an NFL Referee Career.
Other highlights of this event included free health screenings for:
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Heart Risk Assessment
- Dental information
- Glucose (blood sugar)
- Grip strength
Free CPR training was offered in 30-minute sessions, and each participant received a free “CPR Anytime for Friends and Family” kit, valued at $50, to share life saving training tips with their neighbors, family and friends.
Other topics included 4-wheeling, camping, cycling, golf swing analysis, grilling, guide services, fishing, hunting, taxidermy and trapping.
Two Marshfield Clinic emergency physicians, Maurice Murphy, MD, and Scott Carpenter, MD, presented Wilderness Survival Tips and Health Screenings for Men including Depression and Substance Abuse.