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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Free walk-in men’s health checks saves lives

Narooma Rotary will host a free walk-in health check for men from the Men's Health Educational Rural Van (MHERV) at Narooma Plaza on Friday 18 February.

MHERV is a Rotary initiative to try to improve men’s health by overcoming the reluctance of many men to visit their GP.

It is a mobile, accessible check-up and information service staffed by a male registered nurse who travels through rural and regional areas. Checks include blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

“We estimate that MHERV has saved over 10,000 men’s lives since we started the project in 2017,” said MHERV Project Coordinator Graeme Hooper.

“That’s from the 4% of men checked in that time who showed signs of acute health issues and were told to visit their GP as soon as possible.”

MERV is travelling along the far south coast this week with stops at Batemans Bay and Moruya (Wednesday) before Narooma (Friday), and Bega and Tathra to follow.

MHERV will be at Narooma Plaza Car Park on Friday 18 February 10am-4pm.

Above: The Men's Health Educational Rural Van (MHERV) will be at Narooma Plaza on Friday 18 February 10-4.


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