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People 18 and older, from all walks of life, income levels and racial-ethnic backgrounds, can participate in 9Health Fair. 9Health Fair results and information on how to read lab results are delivered directly to participants. Participants are encouraged to share their results with their healthcare provider for further treatment and diagnosis. All levels that are outside the reference range should be reported to your health care provider for further evaluation. Please note that screening availability varies at each site location. Not all sites offer the same screenings. Certain screenings require a pre-screening to determine eligibility.
For any questions please contact Cindy Gerhardt at 303-926-2795.
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Screenings Offered – Below is information and costs of each screening offered at this year’s 9Health Fair.
For any questions please contact Cindy Gerhardt at 303-926-2795
Basic Screenings - Available at all 9Health Fairs
Blood Chemistry Screening (Blood Draw)
This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers' Health Risk Assessments (HRA). In order to receive the most accurate results you should fast (DO NOT EAT ANYTHING OR DRINK LIQUIDS WITH SUGAR OR CREAM IN THEM) for 12 hours prior to attending a health fair. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER DURING YOUR 12-HOUR FAST and continue to take your regular medications. If you are diabetic, do not fast. (Cost: $30.00)
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
(Men Only Blood Draw) This screening is recommended for males 40 and older with a family history of prostate cancer, or all males 50 to 75. ). The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of men with the PSA test. Other medical organizations continue to recommend it. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the male prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in men with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A prostate/testicular screening is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening. (Cost: $25.00)
Hemoglobin A1c (Blood Draw) A1C
is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working. (Cost: $25.00)
Blood Count Screening (Blood Draw)
This screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body's ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening. (Cost: $15.00)
Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening (Blood Draw)
This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to monitor your level. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. (Cost: $40.00)
Colon Cancer Screening Kit
This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy. Please click here for more information about colorectal cancer provided by the Colorectal Cancer Taskforce. (Cost: $20.00)
Blood Pressure Screening
Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure can fluctuate with exercise, injury, illness, and emotional reactions. Your blood pressure should not exceed 119/79. Pulse Screening is primarily measured on the participant's wrist. The pulse corresponds to each beat of the heart. The normal number of pulse beats per minute in the average adult varies from 60 to 80, with fluctuations occurring with exercise, injury, illness and emotional reactions. (FREE)
Ask a Medical Question/Get a Referral
this station provides you with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a health professional and ask questions about any health issue concerning you or your family. During this session the health professional may review your overall health fair results, make recommendations for further evaluation, set realistic goals with the individual, and provide referrals and resources for more information and/or education. (FREE)
Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
this screening provides you with your Body Mass Index (BMI), using your height, weight and waist measurement to identify your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. BMI is considered reliable for assessing obesity. It does not take into account a person's fat-to-muscle ratio (muscle takes up space but weighs more than fat). Therefore, it is not a reliable measure for athletes or highly physically active participants. (FREE)
This screening identifies foot problems such as corns, calluses, bunions, blisters, skin conditions, plantar warts and nerve and vascular issues. People with diabetes are vulnerable to nerve and vascular damage that can result in poor circulation and poor healing of foot sores and ulcers. Taking good care of your feet is very important in your overall health and wellness. (FREE)
This screening consists of a visual examination of your ears and measures your ability to hear high, medium and low range sounds. PLEASE NOTE: THOSE WITH HEARING AIDS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS SCREENING. (FREE)
Cardiac Risk Assessment
In less than 3 minutes, the Cardiac Risk Assessment via internet evaluates your current chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, and provides recommendations to improve your heart health. If educators are not available at the site, computers with internet access may be available for individual assessment. Online assessment is also available by going to www.hearthealthysolutions.org
Metabolic Syndrome Screening
This screening provides you with an overview of risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome. It is important to be aware of these risks because people with this condition have a significantly increased long-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease (heart attack, heart failure and stroke). Furthermore, people who have Metabolic Syndrome but haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, have a very high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes within the next 5-10 years. (FREE)
Pulse Oximetry Screening
This is a simple, non-invasive screening that measures the percent of oxygen in the blood. This number is obtained by placing an instrument on the finger which checks the percent of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen. This instrument can detect low blood oxygen before symptoms occur which can lead to lung and heart problems. (FREE)
This screening provides a check for skin cancer and other skin problems. The screener may look at your scalp, face, neck, arms, hands, upper chest, back and legs. (FREE)
Sleep Apnea Screening
This screening consists of a series of questions that will help you determine if you need further evaluation for a very serious health issue. Sleep apnea affects one out of five people and is defined as a condition that causes an individual to experience pauses in breathing for 10 seconds or more while sleeping. Recent studies have identified sleep apnea as a risk factor for high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart attack or stroke. (FREE)
The purpose of this screening is to identify any problems with your spinal alignment and educate you about the importance of proper spinal alignment for a healthy body. (FREE)
Vision & Eye Health Screening
This screening checks how well you see at near and far distances by reading letters on a basic eye charts. If you already wear glasses or contacts you should wear them during this screening. A prescription for eyeglasses and or contacts is not included. An eye health history, questionnaire and consulting with an eye health professional are also included in this screening. (FREE)
Gluten Sensitivity (Blood Draw)
AVAILABLE AT LIMITED SITES. Gluten Sensitivity is a lifelong digestive disorder. Gluten is a protein that comes from grains such as flours, bread products, and pasta to name a few examples. A blood test called Serum Tissue Transglutamine (tTG- IgA) is performed to determine if a person is sensitive to gluten. Gluten Sensitivity can lead to other health issues such as: anemia, osteoporosis, depression, infertility and other conditions. A few symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity are: Gas and bloating/stomach cramping, diarrhea, weight loss, tiredness, and joint pain. Certain people may not experience any symptoms. You must have gluten present in your diet for up to 4-6 weeks prior to being tested. (Cost $45.00)