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Free health screenings Saturday at participating barbers, salons

The Arkansas Department of Health community partners and numerous volunteers will host the Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health initiative from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Participating salons and barber shops include:

• Moore Than Enough Salon in Sherwood;

• New Image Salon, Spa & Barber in North Little Rock;

• New Tyler Barber College in North Little Rock;

• And Washington Barber College in North Little Rock.

Free blood pressure checks, blood glucose, body mass index, cholesterol screenings and other health information will be available to customers and employees.

The mission of the Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health Initiative is to increase public awareness about heart disease and stroke in Arkansas’ African-American and Latino populations in a convenient location.

Details: www.healthy.arkansas.gov or (501) 661-2958

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