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UVA Hosts The Fall Family Health Fair to Offer Free Screenings and Advice

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University of Virginia doctors and nurses are preparing families for back to school season.

The Fall Family Health Fair at Zion Crossroads Medical Park offered free health screenings and presentations. The health fair included a discussion about safety at school.

Physician's assistant Katie Cathcart encourages parents to have open conversation with children about touching, what is appropriate and what isn't, so they're comfortable expressing themselves.

"The majority of things that we find, when we review cases and see patients is that maybe those inappropriate touches weren't from a stranger at all, it was actually someone they know so you want to make sure you have that open conversation with children,” said Cathcart.

Cathcart suggests making these topics routine dinner or bath time conversations. Saturday’s health fair also included a discussion about preventing injuries among young athletes.

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