Health fairs start early this year

Alaska Health Fair’s fall 2017 health fair season is kicking off a month earlier than normal, so check out the August event dates and/or make it to one of the fall events in your local community by checking the Senior Voice monthly edition or the Alaska Health Fairs website.

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 Fairs 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), Celiac Disease ($35), Vitamin B12 ($35), Blood Typing ($20), plus our new fall tests to include Ferritin ($35), Testosterone ($55) and Alaska Allergy Profile ($195).

August Health Fairs will be held at the following locations and times during August. For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage); 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks) or visit for occasional schedule updates and health newsletters.

Aug. 25 Anchorage Community Fair by Cook Inlet Housing Authority, 9131 Centennial Circle (Salamatoff Blvd.), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to general public. Come and have a good time.

Aug. 26 Fairbanks Fairbanks Veterans Stand Down, Community Health Fair for Veterans, Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A selection of free blood tests are offered to veterans from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make sure you bring your veterans ID, DD214, VA card, or other form of documentation, as the event and a variety of great services are only open to veterans with proof of service. We thank all veterans for their service.

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