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Hundreds attend annual Health Expo in Columbus

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Hundreds of people attended the annual Men's and Women's Health and Fitness Expo at the Columbus Trade Center today, Jan. 25.

The event included free health screenings for diabetes, vision and cholesterol. The West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition also performed on site cancer tests.

"It is so important to know what's normal for your health in relations with women," says Cheryl Johnson, CEO of West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition. "We do the breast cancer screenings, we do the clinical breast exams, and the mammograms. Once you reach a certain age, it is so important to know what is normal, what's not normal, and so today we're providing education, we're providing free mammograms, and we're also providing free pap smears and HPV testing." 

Some say they attend the event every year to make sure they stay healthy.

The Health Expo is sponsored by WTVM, along with the Columbus Health Department. Also, pitching in for today's expo was St. Francis hospital, and Columbus Regional Hospital.

With the help of all of these entities, the free screenings were made possible for today's visitors.

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