It's the final month for fall health fairs
Alaska Health Fair, Inc., closes out their Fall 2016 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.
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 10-12 hours prior to this test.
There are also tests to check thyroid function ($30), prostate disease ($25), A1C blood glucose ($25), Vitamin D level ($50) and a blood type test ($20).
Alaska Health Fair has begun a slow roll out of two new blood tests offered at a limited number of fairs this fall: Celiac Disease ($35) and Vitamin B12 ($35). Call your local AHF office if you want to verify availability at the final fall health fairs.
Unless indicated otherwise, flu shots should be available at your local community health fair.
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 updates.
Nov. 5 Yakutat Venue to be announced. Please stay tuned. Time to be announced.
Nov. 5 Two Rivers Health Fair Pleasant Valley Community Center, 7234 Anders Ave., 8 a.m. to noon
Nov. 12 Anchorage Anchorage Health Fair at University Center, 3901 Old Seward Hwy., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Alaska Health Fair wishes to thank all medical and non-medical volunteers and exhibitors, who give so much of their time and energy to help put on health fair events at local communities or worksites.
Look for the Spring 2017 health fair schedule in the January or February 2017 edition of Senior Voice.