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Palmer and Trinity sponsor free health fair

Davenport student Daniel Iliff, right, performs a MyoVision sEMG scan on Cary Jackson, a student from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, at the National Public Health Week 2006 health fair held in Palmer’s Lyceum Hall.
University of Iowa student in toothpaste costume scanned by Palmer student

The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, located on the Davenport campus, once again partnered with Trinity Enrichment Center to promote National Public Health Week by sponsoring a free health fair for parents and kids. The event was held Saturday, April 8, in Lyceum Hall.

The health fair kicked off with a seminar that taught children how to practice yoga. Other seminars included a discussion on how to prevent sports injuries and a session titled “Better Partners, Better Parents,” by Rita Melissano, Ph.D., of Trinity Enrichment Center.

Haircuts were provided by Maximum Salon, with proceeds going to the National Down Syndrome Society. Geoffrey from Toys “R” Us was also on hand to visit with children and hand out giveaways. The fair wrapped up with a raffle for a $1,000 scholarship to the College, which was awarded to student Joshua Stockwell.

In 2005, Julie Johnson, D.C., Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, developed a similar health fair after meeting with a representative of Trinity Enrichment Center, a division of Trinity Regional Health System. During this meeting, the two discussed National Public Health Week (NPHW) and how the two organizations could pool their resources together to bring a NPHW event to the Quad Cities.

Dr. Johnson is encouraged by the collaborative efforts between Palmer Chiropractic Clinics and Trinity Regional Health System and is looking forward to future community projects between them.

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