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Sign ups for Loveland Community Health Fair screenings start Feb. 27

 

LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2012) – Registration for blood screenings and memory screenings through the 2012 Loveland Community Health Fair begins Feb. 27.

The 32nd Loveland Community Health Fair will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 in the McKee Conference and Wellness Center, 2000 Boise Ave., Loveland.

Participants can receive a blood chemistry screening for $30, complete blood count (CBC) blood screening for $15, prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood screening for $30, and a high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) blood screening for $15. This screening can be helpful in assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

We also have a screening for hemoglobin A1c (A1c Blood Screening) for $25. The hemoglobin A1c gives a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over the past few months. It can help with treatment of diabetes and for certain people, this test may be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Blood draws take place prior to the health fair event to allow participants to get results the day of the fair and visit with local physicians if they have questions. Participants may register for blood draw appointments by telephone Monday-Friday, Feb. 27 to March 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. The registration phone number is (970) 635-4181. Please call only during specified times.

This year’s blood draw dates are Monday through Saturday, March 19-24 and March 26-31 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please schedule a blood draw appointment screening during these times. Blood draw appointments will not be available on the day of the health fair.

Health fair organizers also will offer registration for memory screenings, which will be conducted concurrently with the blood draws. Memory screening results will be provided same day.

On April 14, health fair attendees can take advantage of free screenings for breast health, bone density, asthma, hearing and vision, foot and ankle, glaucoma, posture and oral and skin cancer as well as educational booths.

The health fair is not a substitute for a thorough physical examination and assessment by your physician. Individuals planning to participate are reminded that they should work with their personal physician to reduce modifiable risk factors determined through the event.  Also, medications should not be altered before or after the health fair unless you’ve been advised to do so by your physician.

Sponsors of the annual event include City of Loveland, Larimer County Medical Society, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Reporter-Herald and McKee Medical Center.

For more information, visit the online resource for the Loveland Community Health Fair at www.bannerhealth.com/LovelandHealthFair. You also may follow our Facebook fan page. Search for: The Loveland Community Health Fair.

 

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