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LHI Schedules June Rainbow Health Fair for LGBT Women

Lesbian Health Initiative–Houston knows that, important as having regular mammograms and Pap screenings may be, women’s health concerns are even more far-reaching. That’s why the group’s biennial Rainbow Health Fair for LGBT Women with no health insurance or who are under-insured also offers extensive blood screenings, blood pressure and weight consultations, optical consultations, and more.

LHI partners with Legacy Community Services, The Rose, Dr. Mary Alice Cowan OB-Gyn, M.D. Anderson, CVS Caremark, Montrose Counseling Center, Glenda G. Owen D.D.S., American Cancer Society, Kindred Spirits Foundation, and Assisters to present the fairs. The June 4 fair also welcomes newcomers MD Anderson Melanoma and Skin Clinic’s Jessie Richard to conduct Body/Skin Scan to detect melanoma and other abnormalities; Elizabeth Jones from Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital who discusses Women’s Heart and Vascular Health; Cathedral of Hope Houston’s Lynette Ross who discusses Meditation & Mindfulness and Your Health; and Mary Jean Tiernan, certified fitness trainer, who discusses fitness and nutrition.

Some tests and scans require an appointment; call 713/426-3356 or e-mail [email protected] to schedule. “If you can’t get a screening during our June Fair, come to the Fair and get free certificates for well-woman exams at Legacy or mammograms at the Rose,” said Elizabeth James, LHI’s new chief executive officer.

June 4, 9 a.m.–3p.m., Legacy Community Health Services, 215 Westheimer Rd. lhihouston.org. —Nancy Ford


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