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9Health Fairs offer screenings at no charge or low-cost

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GRANBY – People who live in Grand Lake and Hot Sulphur Springs are reminded that the Granby 9Health Fair is their health fair.

The Granby 9Health Fair, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Granby, takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Granby Elementary School. So, even if you missed the 9Health Fair in Kremmling, there are still two opportunities to get free and low-cost health screenings this month in Granby and Fraser, both of which are offering on-line pre-registration.

The Fraser 9Health Fair takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Fraser Valley Elementary School.

The health care screenings and tests provided at the 9Health Fairs are priced far below the regular costs for these tests, which include a comprehensive blood chemistry analysis for $30, blood count test for $15, prostate specific antigen screening for $25 and a colon cancer-screening test for $20. Free screenings include height, weight and body mass analysis, among many others.

Health fair participants can pre-register on-line at the Granby and Fraser sites 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.

Preregistration allows for pre-payment, streamlined registration on the day of the event, quicker access on-line to test results and longterm availability and comparisons of test results over time.

Aside from the blood tests, screenings and other free screenings, 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 others.

9Health Fairs also offer: Vision tests, blood pressure checks, one-on-one visits with a health professional, an “ask-a-pharmacist” site, body-fat skin fold analysis, body in balance tests, eye health screening, breast screening, finger stick glucose screening, foot screening, hearing screening, a heart health corner, a lung function screening, mental health screening and many other tests or screenings.

Participants are reminded that for many of the blood tests a period of fasting is required ahead of time, so people should plan on fasting for at least 12 hours prior to arriving at the health fair. Participants are also reminded that these health fairs are popular, which means they should plan on arriving early for the most efficient treatment.

To find more information on each fair, visit http://www.gcruralhealth.com or go to http://www.9healthfair.org. Or, call the Grand County Rural Health Network at 887-3064.

Examenes de la salud gratis o de bajo costo en las Ferias de la Salud (9Health Fairs)

Para la comunidad hispana

GRANBY – La Feria de la Salud en Granby (9Health Fair) quiere comunicarse con la gente hispana del Condado de Grand para invitarlos a estas ferias de la salud donde se ofrecen examenes de la salud gratuitos y de bajo costo.

La Feria de la Salud esta patrocinada por el Club Rotario de Granby y se llevara a cabo el sabado 17 de abril de 7:30 a 11:30 de la manana en la Escuela Elemental de Granby (Granby Elementary School). Si usted no pudo concurrir a la feria de la salud de Kremmling, todavia tiene tiempo de aprovechar estos examenes en las ferias de Granby y de Fraser.

“Debido a la economia del condado, queremos que toda la gente del condado se sienta bienvenida a estas ferias” dijo Patrick Brower del Club Rotario de Granby. “Queremos que la gente hispana se sienta bienvenida a las ferias”

Usted puede ir tambien a la Feria de la Salud en Faser el sabado 24 de abril de 7:30 a 11:30 en la Escuela Elemental de Fraser (Fraser Valley Elementary School)

Los examenes medicos son mas baratos en la ferias que en los consultorios medicos. Los examenes de sangre cuestan $ 30, los hemogramas cuestan $15, los antigenos prostaticos especificos (PSA) para hombres cuestan $25 y el chequeo del colon cuesta $20. Los examenes gratutios incluyen peso y altura entre otros.

La gente se puede registrar en Intenet antes de ir a la ferias de Granby y Fraser en http://9healthfair.org o se pueden registrar el mismo dia en las ferias.

Esto ayuda a que usted pueda pagar antes de la feria y disfrutar de los servicios mas rapido el mismo dia de la feria. Usted tambien puede ver sus resultados en Intenet.

No solo se ofreceran examenes de sangre y otros examenes gratuitos en las ferias. Tambien habra organizaciones como la Sociedad Americana de Cancer, Servicios Medicos de Emergencia del Condado de Grand, la Organizacion Rural de la Salud del Condado de Grand y otros. Estas organizaciones proveen educacion a la comunidad..

Tambien se ofrecen examenes de la vista, de la presion, de la piel, de las mamas, de los pies, del azucar en la sangre, de la audicion. Usted podra hacerle preguntas a un farmaceuta y a un medico.

La gente que se hace el examen de sangre debe ayunar por 12 horas antes de ir a las ferias. Es importante llegar temprano ya que hay mucha gente que participa en estas ferias.

Para mas informacion sobre las ferias visite el sitio de Internet http://www.gcruralhealth.com o http://www.9healthfair.org o llame a la Organizacion Rural de la Salud del Condado de Grand (Grand County Rural Health Network) al 887-3064.

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