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Last health fair on Saturday

This Saturday is the last of Valley View Hospital’s community health fairs for the season.

The final fair, for everyone 18 and older, is from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Riverside School in New Castle.

The fair will offer free educational booths on a range of topics, including information on Planned Parenthood, Alcoholics Anonymous, American Cancer Society, Colorado West Mental Health, and HMR ” Valley View’s weight management program.

A variety of free health screenings also will be offered, including blood pressure, body composition, skin screening, hearing, vision, and an Ask the Doc station, for whatever questions people have about their health.

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Breast exams will also be available for a $5 donation to the Komen Foundation, and people can purchase a colorectal kit for $5 to take home.

Additionally, two blood tests will be offered for a nominal fee:

– Blood chemistry analysis for $30

– Prostate specific antigen for $25

The blood chemistry analysis includes tests for cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function. The PSA is for men and is a prostate cancer indicator.

Everyone should fast for 12 hours prior to the screenings, except diabetics. Participants should drink lots of water, and continue taking prescribed medications as directed.

Information: 947-5574, or visit vvh.org, mydoctor.com/familyhealth, and glenwoodmedical.com.


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