Leadville News – April 6

Leadville 9Health Fair Offers Baseline Screenings

Baseline. This simple compound word can mean a lot when it comes to good health. By definition, it means a starting point used for comparisons. Therefore, having those baseline “numbers” can help physicians diagnose changes or on-the-horizon situations that can be better understood when they have something to compare it to.

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Leadville’s 9Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 7 at the Lake County Intermediate School from 7 a.m. – Noon. Photo: Leadville Today/Kathy Bedell

That’s just one of the many reason to go to tomorrow’s 9Health Fair held from 7 a.m. – noon at the Lake County Intermediate School in Leadville. These low-cost and FREE medicals services and testing provide you with baseline numbers that can help you navigate the path to good health. So whether you’re young or young-at-heart, consider taking advantage of the longest continuously run 9 Health Fair in the state. Plus, it’s all coordinated by friendly, familiar professionals from just down the block or the next town over. See you at the fair!

The Leadville 9Health Fair will offers the following screenings:

  • Ask a Medical Question and Get a Referral
  •  Blood Chemistry $35.00
  •  Blood Count Screening $25.00
  •  Blood Pressure Screening
  •  Body in Balance Screening
  • Bone Health Education Screening
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Foot Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
  • Hemoglobin A1c Screening $35.00
  •  Lung Function Screening
  • Memory Screening
  • Metabolic Syndrome Screening
  • Oral Health Screening
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (Persons with a Prostate) $35.00
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening
  • Skin Screening
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Spinal Screening
  • Testosterone $40
  • Vision & Eye Health Screening
  • Vitamin B12 – $20.00
  • Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening $50.00 

Based on the most current research findings, the 9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee has determined that fasting is not required (optional) for blood screenings. To best prepare for a blood draw, drink plenty of water and continue to take prescription medications. People with diabetes should not fast. Check with your medical provider for specific recommendations

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Leadville Fire Inspector Steve Boyle discusses the importance of fire prevention with Mason Gusic at last year’s 9Health Fair in Leadville. And he got a cool firefighter’s hat!

For more information log on to the Leadville 9Health Fair page – you can even pre-register online and save yourself some time tomorrow! Also for those who may not be able to make the local fair tomorrow, there will be a fair in Gypsum Creek Middle School in Eagle County on May 5. Also if you plan on being over in the Summit County you can still take advantage of the screenings at the Breckenridge 9Health Fair which will be held tomorrow Saturday, April 7 as well. See you on the path to good health!

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Friendly faces with the Leadville Lions Club will be at your service at the Leadville 9Health Fair!

 

 

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