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NMC nursing students promote healthy living

THE members and officers of the Northern Marianas College Nursing Club received overwhelming support from the private sector and government agencies in promoting healthy living during the 5th Annual Health Fair at the Gov. Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe on Saturday.

Disaster assistant team member Janet C. Santos, right, and team leader Claudine Atalig, left, demonstrate CPR.Disaster assistant team member Janet C. Santos, right, and team leader Claudine Atalig, left, demonstrate CPR.
St. Michaels EMT Nathan Guerrero takes the blood pressure of Chalan Kanoa resident Steven Sablan during the Health Fairon Saturday. St. Michaels EMT Nathan Guerrero takes the blood pressure of Chalan Kanoa resident Steven Sablan during the Health Fairon Saturday.
NMC Nursing Club vice president Jan Kimberly T. Alcantara thanked all those that set up exhibit booths at the fair: St. Michaels Medical Response, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.’s dental clinic, immunization and family planning program, the Women’s, Infant and Children program, CNMI Area Health Education Center, the American Red Cross, Hardt Eye Clinic and Trench Tech.Marianas Variety account executive Tara Manglona demonstrates a round-house kick during a Trench Tech presentation. Photos by Emmanuel T. Erediano Marianas Variety account executive Tara Manglona demonstrates a round-house kick during a Trench Tech presentation. Photos by Emmanuel T. Erediano

The NMC Nursing Club also thanked the sponsors: Bridge Capital LLC, Star Water Inc., Let’s Move Marianas, Subway, Foremost, Tropical Blendz, Gold’s Gym, Joeten, StayWell, Calvo’s SelectCare, Seventh-Day Adventist Dental Clinic, Pacific Islands Club and IP&E.

Alcantara said aside from raising funds for future community events, they also wanted to spread awareness about the various aspects of health.

“We want to help people prevent certain illnesses or health problems, and we can do it by practicing healthy living,” she added.

During the fair, there were raffle draws and healthy food was sold.

Northern Marianas College-Cooperative Research Extension and Educational Services made a presentation.

Close to a 100 people took advantage of the free health services which included flu immunization, blood pressure and blood glucose screening as well as free HIV and STD testing and counseling.

Alcantara said they will have more community events in the future which will again include free healthcare services.