October health fairs coming to locations near you

Alaska Health Fairs, Inc. continues its fall series of health fair events 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.

The test results give you and your health care provider important information about your physical condition and vital organ functions.

A complete and comprehensive chemistry/hematology test is available for only $45 and panels 27 different tests for conditions ranging from diabetes, kidney and liver function, thyroid, prostate, bone metabolism and much more. (You should fast for 12 hours prior to this test.)

There are also tests to check Vitamin D level and a blood type test ($20). Test results are mailed to you in approximately two weeks.

Unless another phone number is listed, for more information on the events below, call (907) 278-0234 (Anchorage number) or visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org.

Oct. 4 Nome Community Center, 505 W. 3rd, 7 a.m. to noon

Oct. 5 Chugiak Chugiak Community Health Fair, United Methodist Church, 16430 Old Glenn Hwy., 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 5 Cooper Landing Cooper Landing School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 Juneau Nugget Creek Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 Girdwood Community Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 Anchorage Hispanic Health Fair, Clark Middle School, 150 Bragaw, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 16 Palmer Mat Su Senior Services, aka Palmer Senior Center, 1132 S. Chugach, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 19 North Pole North Pole Plaza, 301 N. Santa Claus Lane, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 19 Kodiak Kodiak College, 117 Benny Benson, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 24 Anchorage Credit Union 1 Health Fair, 1941 Abbott Rd., 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Oct. 25 Fairbanks Fairbanks Senior Center, 1424 Moore, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 30 Fairbanks Credit Union 1 Health Fair, 1453 University Ave., 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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