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Loveland Community Health Fair set to deliver results April 14


LOVELAND, Colo. (April 3, 2012) – More 1,000 individuals had their blood drawn in preparation for the 2012 Loveland Community Health Fair. The 32nd Loveland Community Health Fair is April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center.

At the fair, people who had their blood drawn earlier this month will be able to pick up results. If you haven’t had a blood draw appointment, but are interested in doing so, please visit us at the health fair. A 12-hour fast is required for the blood chemistry screening.

Participants have the options of a blood chemistry screening for $30, complete blood count (CBC) blood screening for $15, prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood screening for $30, a take-home colorectal kit for $5 and a High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) blood screening for $15. This blood screening can help assess the risk of heart attack and stroke.

The A1c Blood Screening (for hemoglobin A1c) is $25. This screening 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.

During the health fair, participants may pick up their lab results, enjoy educational booths, receive health counseling and referrals and participate in a number of health-related screenings including, but not limited to screenings for asthma, bone density, foot/ankle, hearing/vision, glaucoma, lung function and skin cancer.

The health fair is not a substitute for a thorough physical examination and assessment by your physician. Individuals who plan to attend 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 Daily Reporter-Herald and McKee Medical Center.
For more information, visit the online resource for the Loveland Community Health Fair at Health Fair.

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