Thousands seek out health information at hospital fair
by Michael Langley
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Sutter hosts health fair
Nurses from Sutter Tracy Community Hospital offer free health checkups at the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Michael Langley/Tracy Press
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Sutter Health announced that 3,000 people spent part of their Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Community Health and Wellness Fair at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.

Brissa Ibarra and her 3-year-old identical twin daughters, Aliyah and Alissa, hadn’t heard about the event but stopped by to see what was going on. Ibarra was happy to get information from the Tracy parks department booth.

“I want to get the kids more involved in attending any classes,” Ibarra said. “My mother-in-law doesn’t have insurance, and she wants to hear about women’s health. I got her some information”

Trina Gomes and her husband, Anthony, took their two daughters.

“The girls are doing a D.A.R.E. class, so they wanted to see the D.A.R.E. officer. I wanted to see some of the health programs they have going on,” the mother of two said. “I love it. I think it’s great. We’ve been here before. I think it offers a lot of good information to the public.”

Her husband found information about the new health care exchanges.

Susan Pimentel, with Sutter Health, said the attendance was on par with previous years, if not a little higher.

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