Tillamook Regional Medical Center's Huckleberry Health Fair combines fitness and fun

For 31 years, the Huckleberry Health Fair has been a part of the Tillamook County Fair, located at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

Honoring Tillamook County health care pioneer Doctor E. R. Huckleberry, this health fair promotes the importance of living right and enjoying good health. It features 30-plus booths with local health resource information, heart-healthy food at the Garden Spot café, and wellness screenings such as cholesterol, bone density, lung function, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Coming to the Huckleberry Health Fair is a great way for people in the community to meet physicians and health care professionals.

The health fair also features a number of medical professionals, including those from Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Rinehart Clinic, Tillamook Breast Health Coalition and Tillamook County Family Counseling, many offering free exams and health information.

Every year, visitors are reminded that participating in these screenings is only the first step toward good health. It is also important to establishing a relationship with a health care provider who can best monitor health progress, recognize early warning signs and offer preventive education.