RIVERTON — On Tuesday healthcare providers from around the four states descended on Riverton High School for a “Health Fair.” for the RHS students and the Riverton Community.

Mary Ann Talbot, one of the coordinators of the event called the Health Fair, “A way to educate people on methods to become healthy.” 

“Results from the studies done at the fair will be used to address health problems of students and adults, and help develop good health strategies,” Talbot said.

The fair was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

Booths from all sorts of health were on display in the halls of the halls of the High School.

Some of the more popular areas to be visited were St. John’s Maude Norton display and their mobile mammography unit; Bone density from Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center; the new Community and Wellness Center from the Family Life Center in Riverton; the new Orthopedic Specialists of the 4 States who featured Health Alternatives and Older Adults.

One of the most fascinating displays for students was the new artificial knee exhibit from Orthopedic Specialists of the Four States, the new medical facility recently opened in Galena.

Everything from healthy diets to herbal medicine was discussed and the event was judged to be a huge success.