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Valley View offers health fairs

For the next two Saturdays, Valley View Hospital is holding its annual community health fairs for all those 18 and over.

The first fair is from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 17, at the Valley View Medical Office Building, 1830 Blake Ave., in Glenwood Springs.

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

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.

A second community health fair is being offered Saturday, April 24, at Riverside School in New Castle, also from 7 a.m. to noon.

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


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