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February health fairs coming your way

 


Alaska Health Fair, Inc., begins the 2017 series of health fairs around the state this month, featuring free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and more. These tests can help you learn about your health and detect potential problems early, when treatment or changes in personal habits can be most effective.  So take time out of your busy week and join AHF when they bring an event to your local area.

A complete and comprehensive chemistry/hematology test is available for only $45; with 27 different panels for conditions ranging from diabetes, kidney and liver function, to anemia and tissue health, thyroid, prostate, bone metabolism, coronary heart disease, and much more.  You should fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to this test. No other tests that are offered require fasting, including:  Thyroid Function ($35), Prostate Disease ($25), A1C Blood Glucose ($25), Vitamin D level ($50) and a Blood Type test ($20). 

Alaska Health Fair has also rolled out two new tests:  Celiac Disease ($35) and Vitamin B12 ($35).

This month’s fairs will be held at the following locations and times. For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage); 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks) or visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org for occasional schedule updates.

Feb. 3 Fairbanks United Way of the Tanana Valley and Local Non-Profits Health Fair at Carol Brice Family Center, 1949 Gillam Way; 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Open to non-profit staffing, family and agency volunteers). Check out our new Bone Density Health Screening while at this first-time event.

Feb. 4 Anchorage First Christian Church Health Fair (in honor of Gerrie Ivy), 3031 LaTouche St .; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Everyone is welcome at this annual affair.

Feb. 14 Dillingham Dillingham Middle/High School Gym. Time to be announced. See our website for updates.  Come join your community for a great time.

Feb. 18 Soldotna/Kenai Kenai Peninsula Health Fair at Kenai Peninsula College, Ward Bldg .; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Want to Volunteer? Head to our website.

Feb. 25 Sutton Sutton Area Health Fair at Glacier View Elementary School, 65975 S. Wolverine Circle. Time to be announced. We’re back!  First health fair here in many years.

Feb. 25 Kodiak Kodiak Health Fair. Location to be announced, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mark your calendar and keep an eye on the website.

 
 

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