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Health fairs in full spring swing

 


Alaska Health Fair, Inc. offers 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 Alaska Health Fair 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. Everyone is welcome at these events. For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage); 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks) or visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org for occasional schedule updates and health newsletters.

March 4 Wasilla Meadow Lakes Senior Center, 1210 N. Kim Drive; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

March 11 Talkeetna Susitna Valley Jr./Sr. High School, 42728 S. Parks Highway; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 18 Wasilla Wasilla Senior Center (WASI), 1301 S. Century Circle; 8 a.m. to noon.

March 18 Juneau Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Riverside Drive; 8 a.m. to noon.

March 25 Sitka Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive; 8 a.m. to noon.

March 28 Tenakee Springs Community Center; 8 a.m. to noon

March 31 Nenana Nenana City Public Schools, John Beedle Memorial Gymnasium, SE Corner of C and 2nd Streets; 7 to 11 a.m. (blood draw) and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (health fair). Focus of community health awareness and high school health projects on display.

 
 

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