Game night aims to help men score good health

URBANA – Monday night football may not necessarily be great for your blood pressure, but Provena Covenant Medical Center wants to make it better for your prostate.

The hospital will offer its first game night prostate cancer event – featuring food, football (Eagles at Cowboys), a men's health speaker and prostate screenings, all free – on Monday.

"We'll have TVs on for people to watch the game," Covenant spokeswoman Kimberly Garrison said.

Women are invited to go along, and any accompanying a male participant will get a free gift, according to the hospital.

The event will be held in Covenant's auditorium, 1400 W. Park St., U, and will feature a presentation on men's health by urologist Dr. Scott Morgan.

The screenings will be offered from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m., and Morgan will speak from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to stick around afterward and watch the game.

Prostate screenings are recommended for men between ages 40 and 75, and those at higher risk – including minorities and men with a family history of prostate cancer – are advised to get them at age 35.

Registration is required in advance, because space is limited. To register, call 337-2022.

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