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9Health Fair in Granby

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

The Granby 9Health Fair takes place from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 30 at Granby Elementary School. This year’s Granby 9Health Fair is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Granby with generous assistance and coordination from Grand County EMS. Drug disposal will be offered at this year’s 9Health Fair in Granby. Anyone with prescription medications that have been sitting around in the medicine cabinets that are out of date, bring them to the fair and there will be a designated drop-off spot for those medications.

As with last year’s fair, a Wellness Zone will be offered. In this area, alternative health care providers can showcase the services they offer. Massage therapists, Yoga practitioners, herbalists and other alternative care providers are encouraged to contact the health fair by calling Robin Trainor at 970-887-2732 for more information.

As was introduced last year, a 20 percent% discount on blood work for anyone who volunteers to help at the health fair is also being offered. Also, first time attendees at the Health Fair will also receive a 20 percent discount. To take advantage of this reduced-fee offer, volunteers and first-timers should go to the 9Health Fair web site at http://9healthfair.org and go to the volunteer tab to sign up as a volunteer. Then, when signing up to attend the health fair, the volunteer can enter the volunteer code to receive the discount.

Pre-register

Health fair participants are encouraged to pre-register on-line by going to http://9healthfair.org and going to the on-line registration link. While day-of-event registration is still offered at the fairs, the on-line registration does offer some benefits. It allows for pre-payment, streamlined registration on the day of the event, quicker access on-line for test results and longterm availability and comparisons of test results over time. As well, for those wishing to pay with a credit card, the only way to do so is through the on-line registration.

9Health Fair screenings and tests provided are priced far below the regular costs, which include a comprehensive blood chemistry analysis for $35, blood count test for $20, prostate specific antigen screening for $30, vitamin D test for $45 and a colon cancer-screening test for $25. The hemoglobin A1c test (blood sugar measurement) is also being offered for $30. Free screenings include height, weight and body mass analysis, among many others.

No fasting

Last year, an important change was made to 9Health Fair requirements. 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.

Aside from the screenings and tests mentioned above, the 9Health Fairs also offer: Vision tests, spinal screening, nutritional screening, height and body weight measurements, blood pressure checks, an “ask-a-pharmacist” site, body-fat skin fold analysis, body in balance tests, eye health screening, hearing screening, as well as stress management screening and many other tests or screenings. Not all the screenings are available at all the sites.

Additionally, the 9Health Fairs feature educational exhibits manned by representatives from Grand County Emergency Medical Services, the American Cancer Society, The Grand County Rural Health Network and many others.

The Kremmling fair is set for May 14 at the K-8 school in Kremmling. The Fraser 9Health Fair is set to take place in the fall.

To find more information on each fair, visit http://www.9healthfair.org.


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