October 6, 2010

Mayor Daley Joins Dr. Oz To Announce New Health Expo Coming To Chicago On Nov. 6

Chicagoans will learn how to maintain their health from “America’s Doctor” at Dr. Oz Health Expo
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Mayor Richard M. Daley today joined Dr. Mehmet Oz to announce plans for the exciting “Dr. Oz’s Health Expo” coming to Millennium Park on Saturday, November 6. The one-day event will give Chicagoans the opportunity to experience various segments from the popular Dr. Oz Show, all with the goal of learning how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle straight from “America’s Doctor.”

“Dr. Oz is back in the town where he first became a household name, and we are thrilled,” said Mayor Daley. “Dr. Oz will be hosting a fun event that confronts very real issues facing the health of our city. So, please come and get screened and learn how to maintain your greatest asset – your health,” Daley added.
The heath and wellness event is aimed at empowering Chicagoans to take personal responsibility for their health and wellness and get the latest health information.
The expo will include a “Know Your 5” screening, where pre-registered participants can learn the five key measures to mastering their health – cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, weight and waist size – along with other information they need to know to help them reach their goal numbers. Registration information is available at www.doctoroz.com.
Other screenings and tests available at the expo will include:
·        Just 10 Challenge – An exhibit that focuses on the benefits of and strategies for losing 10 pounds. 
·        The AOD Anatomy Lab – Using rubber gloves, participants will see, touch and learn about real animal organs.
·        Truth Tube CHICAGO – Provides individuals a chance to learn their vital statistics and their real age. 
·        The Dinner Club CHICAGO – Well-known chefs from around Chicago will work with attendees to offer a gastronomic tutorial. Additionally, viewers will also have the chance to send in videos of themselves preparing their favorite 500-calorie meals and submit it for a chance to be on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
“I encourage Chicago residents to take the opportunity to educate themselves about how to lead healthier lives,” Daley said.   
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