Lake Regional Health System is hosting a Women’s Health Fair, scheduled 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lake Regional Imaging Center, 1075 Nichols Road, Osage Beach.

Lake Regional Health System is hosting a Women’s Health Fair, scheduled 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lake Regional Imaging Center, 1075 Nichols Road, Osage Beach.

“We hope women will come with their sisters, mothers and friends. Door prizes and complimentary brunch will help make this a fun event,” said Billye Bennett, R.N., Lake Regional education coordinator.

Women will receive several free screenings: hearing, blood pressure, body fat analysis, body mass index, pulmonary function tests, peripheral artery disease and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits.

Lake Regional staff representing several departments will interact with women at information booths. Learn about osteoporosis, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, menopause, incontinence and more. Flu shots will be available from Lake Regional Pharmacy, and attendees will receive coupons for discounted mammograms and will be able to schedule a future mammogram.

“We’re excited to announce that in September, Lake Regional will begin offering 3-D mammograms,” said Kim Gericke, the manager at Lake Regional Imaging Center. “Also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, 3-D mammography has two main benefits: 1) It finds smaller cancers at an earlier stage, when cancer is easier to treat, and 2) it reduces the chance that the test will indicate cancer when no cancer is present, known as a false positive result.”

Women who register in advance for the fair will receive a free gift. To register, visit www.lakeregional.com/womensfair. For more information, call 573-348-8222.