9Health Fair takes place in Fraser on Oct. 11 | SkyHiNews.com

9Health Fair takes place in Fraser on Oct. 11

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club’s “9 Health Family Fair” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Fraser Elementary School.

The fair features free and low-cost screenings for children and adults, ranging from hearing and vision to dental, blood chemistry and flu shots. Details are online at http://www.9HealthFair.org (Find a Fair – Fraser). Or information is available at 1-800-332-3078. If you are familiar with the fair and ready to participate, register at 9HealthFair/Find a Fair/ Online Registration. You may also register the day of the fair at Fraser Elementary.

Adults and children, regardless of income levels, are welcome to participate at the fair. Test results and lab results, with information about how to understand them, will be given directly to participants, who can then share their information or concerns with their personal health care providers who may recommend additional evaluation or treatment.

Screenings for children will include Colorado Lions KidSight; Ask A Medical Question Get a Referral; blood pressure, hearing screening, HeartSmartKids Pediatric Cardiovascular, Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) and oral .

Optional available screenings for adults include Blood Chemistry (blood draw/$35), Blood Count (Blood Draw $20), blood pressure, body in balance, bone health, breast, colon cancer screening kit ($25), kidney screening, doctor referrals, first aid, flu shots, foot screening, and hearing screening.

Participants can also be screened for height/weight/body mass index (BMI), hemoglobin A1c (blood draw $30), oral health, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA – men only blood draw $30), pulse oximetry (measures the percent of oxygen in the blood), skin, vision and eye health, and vitamin D (blood draw $45).

Blood Chemistry Screening (blood draw -$35) is for adults only and provides baseline information about cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid and more. In order to receive the most accurate results from the blood draw you must fast — do not eat anything or drink liquids with sugar or cream (think black coffee) for 12 hours prior to attending the Health Fair. Drink lots of water during your 12-hour fast and continue to take regular medications. If you are diabetic, do not fast.

While you’re visiting the fair, you may also ask a pharmacist about over-the-counter and/or prescribed medications, medication or vitamin interaction, medication safety and more.

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