Western Illinois to host Employee Wellness Health Fair

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

Western Illinois University is hosting their Employee Wellness Health Fair on Thursday.

The fair will include multiple events that highlight cardiovascular health. The day will begin at 2 p.m. in the University Union where employees have the opportunity to visit various vendors. Aetna, BlueAdvantage HMO, CVS/Caremark, Health Alliance, HealthLink, HMO Illinois, Humana, United Healthycare, ConnectYourCare, Delta Dental of Illinois, EyeMed, Magellan Health and Secural Financial will all offer their healthcare expertise and discuss how to prevent cardiovascular issues.

Dr. Brad Nieder will give the keynote address at 4 p.m.. Nieder, also known as “The Healthy Humorist,” is a doctor, speaker and comedian based out of Denver and is making the rounds to universities around Illinois.

Aside from booths and the keynote, employees will also have the opportunity to walk through a giant heart and see up close the inner workings of the cardiovascular system.