Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Get free screenings at upcoming health fair
By J. Adrian Stanley
on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Good news: Many of the screenings you should be getting regularly will be available, free of charge, at the 12th annual Southern Colorado Health Fair
, to be held in Manitou Springs on April 26
If you'd like to attend, check out the time and date information below, and also be sure to read through the rest of the release — many tests require some prep work on your part, like fasting.
Manitou Springs to host 12th Annual Southern Colorado Health Fair in new location
Manitou Springs, CO, April 8, 2014 — The Annual Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. – noon. The fair will be held at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Avenue, in Manitou Springs.
The Southern Colorado Health Fair provides health education and basic health screenings to individuals 18 years of age and older throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Thousands of lives have been saved through early detection, prevention, and dynamic educational programming statewide.
Oral, hearing, and blood pressure checks, cardiac risk assessment and 31-component blood analyses are just a few of the free or low-cost health screening services available during the Southern Colorado Health Fair.
The 31-component blood analysis, including coronary risk ratio, glucose and TSH (thyroid), is available for a $30.00 fee. In order to receive an accurate blood analysis, the following guidelines should be followed: fast for 12 hours (diabetics should not fast); drink plenty of water to keep hydrated; and continue taking all prescribed medications as normal.
Men over the age of 40 years may take a prostate cancer screening (or PSA) test for a nominal fee of $25.00. Men opting to take the PSA blood test should follow the guidelines above prior to the screening.
In addition, a blood cell count, for a $15.00 fee, helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection, and many other disorders.
For more information about this event, contact The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development at 719-685-5089, or visit www.manitousprings.org. For additional information on Statewide 9Health Fairs, visit www.9healthfair.org or call 303-698-4455.
For some, a regular check-up at the doctor's office is just too much cost and hassle.