Want to stay healthy?
Try HealthFest '98
by ELLA TYLER
More than 100 health, fitness and
social service providers will be on
hand for HealthFest 98 on June 20.
"(It's) where gay, lesbian, bi-sexual
and transgendered people can ask
questions about all their health concerns without fear of judgment." says
Barry Mandel of Southhampton
Medical Group, which organized the
-HIV gets time, but it is not the
focus of the event," he said.
The day builds on Lhe theme
Glowing with Health, organizers said.
"Its easier to stay healthy than lo
get well, but we must rely on ourselves," said Chelette Baker of Texas
Mobile Health, which will provide on-
site medical testing.
Mammograms, bone density tests to
screen for osteoporosis, and blood
tests for cholesterol, HIV, glucose.
prostate cancer and other medical
problems will be available, but only by
prior appointment. Some tests require
doctors orders, but others do not,
according to Baker. (For appointments, call 713-682-3779.)
HEB Pantry Foods on Montrose is
presenting samples of healthy foods
throughout the day.
Ten pharmaceutical companies and
doctors with specialties such as cbiro
practy, dentistry, and dermatology
will have booths. Representatives of
University of Texas Medical Branch's
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will be on
hand. Gay community service
providers like Montrose Clinic and
Montrose Counseling will be joined by
l louaton Area Women's Center,
Planned Parenthood, Red Cross, and
Family Service Center, which may nol
be as familiar to the community.
Seven seminars on current health
issues will be held and Southhampton
Medical Group's booth is hosting 'The
Doctor Is In." The group's doctors —
Carols Farinas. Roderick Frazier.
Patrick McNamara. and Shannon
Schrader — will be available throughout the day to answer individual questions.
There's also the Fitness Fashion
Show presented by Basic Brother at
12:30 p.m. or the Body Building
demonstration organized by Houston
Gym at 1:30 p.m. Vendors include
Lobo and Uniglobe First Choice Travel
will have a booth and providing of the
door prize, a round trip airline ticket
to a location inside the continental
Other participants include 97 Talk
Radio, Tanqueray's Texas AIDS Ride.
Names Project Houston, PFLAG and
aAlso included are seminars:
• Smoking: Put It Out For Good by
Carlos Farinas and Carolyn Grace at
• Women's Health by Julia Kovacs
and Nellie Grose 11:25 a.m.
• CMV Retinitis, PRK Laser Surgery
& Other New Eye Care Advancements,
by Scolt Sawyer at 12: iO p.m.
• HIV: Breakthroughs in Treatmeni
Options by Shannon Schrader at
• Understanding Migraines: What
Every Sufferer Needs to Know, by Pat
McNamara at 1:30 p.m.
• HIV Wasting. Nutrition, and
Building Body Mass, by Shannon
Schrader, Ron Cummings and Ed
Kinser at 2:15 p.m.
• Diabetes: Should I Be Concerned?
by Carlos Farinas and Shen Ping
"The speakers were chosen to reflect
the range of ways to deal with these
Issues," said Julie Gold, an event
What: HealthFest '98 with 100
health, fitness, social service
When: June 20 from 10 am. lo 4
Where: Edwin Hornberger
Conference Center, 2151 W.
Holcombe at Main
Cost: Admission is free: first 500
vehicles receive free parking.
Contact: 2H 1-334 1477 or
www. sou I hm ed. com.
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Collaborative effort: Some $150,000 was raised through The Hollyfield Foundation
and The Elliott H. Matthews Foundation to renovate and open the Hollyfield Center,
a 3.000-square-feet center at 2700 Albany. U.S Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (left), K.
Wayne Brockman of Hollyfield's board ot directors, city official Slyvia Garcia and
businessman Larry Lingle were some of the community dignitaries on hand for the
June 7 debut. The conference facility will offer reduced rates to gay community-
based organizations. —Photos by Dalton DeHart
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