Wadena, MN – April 20, 2015 — More than 400 men participated in the 16th annual “Men’s Night Out” free health education program on Sunday, April 10 at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/Senior High School.
The event started with a light meal and educational health booths that filled the WDC High School Commons Area. Men also arrived early for complimentary lab testing and health screenings provided by Tri-County Health Care staff and M-State students.
A portion of the evening titled “Tri-County Conversations” featured Family Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer Ben Hess, M.D. and Radiologist Gerald McCullough, M.D. sharing their insight on the importance of evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology for our patients. Following the presentation, the ever-popular panel of medical experts participated in a “Question and Answer” session with Men’s Night Out participants. This year’s panel included Steve Davis, M.D., Family Medicine; Dylan Folkestad, M.D. and Ben Hess, M.D., Family Medicine. They answered questions from the audience about a wide range of health topics from concussions, lymphedema, balance issues, weight loss/healthy lifestyle choices and everything in between.
The keynote speaker of the evening, Mark Rosen, a legendary sports figure and WCCO’s TV sports director, anchor and reporter, entertained the audience with stories of his sports broadcasting career. “Rosey” as nicknamed by former Minnesota Twin’s centerfielder Kirby Puckett advocated for men to be champions of their own health and to visit their health care provider regularly.
The evening concluded with the door prize giveaways. Several prizes were awarded to men in attendance with Jerry Triebenbach, of Deer Creek, winning the CW Outfitting guided kayak fishing trip grand prize package.