Hospital offers health tests for drivers Scrapbook

| 29 Sep 2015 | 10:12

NewYork-Presbyterian held its 10th annual health fair, screening 300 livery taxi drivers for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, vision, HIV and prostate cancer.

This year, the number of participants with abnormal screening results dropped from 62 to 50, compared to 2014.

The fair was hosted in collaboration with the Department of Urology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Community Partners.

Forty-nine participants were screened for prostate and oral cancer, with no abnormal results. Whereas last year, 53 participants were screened and 11 percent had abnormal results.

“We see positive changes,” said said Deborah Acevedo, community outreach nurse coordinator. “Now the majority of participants see their primary care physicians on a regular basis.”