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Spring health fairs coming to a location near you

 


Alaska Health Fairs’ spring series of health fairs wrap up this month, featuring free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and more. The 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, unless you are diabetic – diabetics should not fast and should take all prescription medications as normal. Other tests are available:

• Vitamin D level ($50)

• blood type test ($20)

• thyroid screen ($30)

• prostate disease screen ($25)

• A1C diabetes ($25)

Test results are mailed to you in approximately two weeks.

For more information on the following events, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage/statewide number) or 907-374-6853 for Fairbanks/Interior, or visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org.

May 7 Talkeetna Community Health Fair at Upper Susitna Senior Center, 6463 Helena Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 7 Seldovia Community Health Fair at Seldovia Conference Center, 8 a.m. to noon

May 13 Thorne Bay Prince of Wales Island Health Fair at Thorne Bay School, 8 a.m. to noon

May 14 Sitka Community Health Fair at Sweetland Hall, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, John Brady Drive, 8 a.m. to noon

May 15 Eagle Community Health Fair at Eagle School, 8 to 11 a.m.

May 16 Tenakee Springs Community Health Fair at Community Center, 8 a.m. to noon

May 21 Central Community Health Fair at Central Museum, 128 Steese Hwy., 8 to 11 a.m.

May 21 Anchorage Community Health Fair at University Center Mall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 
 

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