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Free health screenings for student athletes held

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center hosted its 24th annual free health screening event for junior high and high school students across the state today.

An estimated 5,000 students were expected to be checked out by various doctors and specialists at the Mississippi Trade to ensure they are healthy enough to play the sports of their choice.

Screenings include echocardiograms, orthopedic exams and vision and dental  screenings.

Parents signed waivers in advance for their children to receive the physicals.

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