Booths offering plentiful health information are on display during The Memorial Hospital's 2013 Community Health Fair. This year's event takes place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at TMH, 750 Hospital Loop.

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Booths offering plentiful health information are on display during The Memorial Hospital's 2013 Community Health Fair. This year's event takes place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at TMH, 750 Hospital Loop.

Screenings available at The Memorial Hospital’s health fair

Saturday event includes low-cost blood work, health information

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The Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at its facilities at 750 Hospital Loop.

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The Memorial Hospital Community Health Fair

7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday

The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop

— The event offers low-cost health screenings and information from numerous organizations. For more information, call 970-824-9411.

Lab services available include a basic blood chemistry for $25, blood cell count for $10, vitamin D screening for $40, hemoglobin A1C screening for $20 and a PSA screening for men 50 and older for $10.

Other services available include colon cancer screening kits for $20 and vouchers from the radiation department for discounted body composition scans for $40 showing body mass index, total body bone density and total body fat mass ratio.

All ages are welcome to attend, with adults especially encouraged if they think they might be at risk for certain health issues such as diabetes or prostate cancer that are able to get those concerns evaluated with tests like the A1C screening and the PSA — prostate-specific antigen — screening, respectively.

Overall, the health fair is meant to alleviate the hassle that can come with medical screenings by making them affordable and available in one place, said Jennifer Riley, TMH’s chief of marketing and business development.

Information obtained will allow patients to chart their health even if they have no immediate problems.

“If you want to get a good baseline of your blood work, then you can see where you are in six months, you’ll have a good back-to-back snapshot,” Riley said.

The fair will also include booths for programs related to health and well-being such as Juice Plus, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Angels in Your Cupboard, to name a few.

Last year’s inaugural event — TMH’s first time hosting an event that had previously been overseen by the 9Health Fair — saw a turnout of about 200 Craig and Moffat County residents.

“We’ve tried to make it just as accessible and affordable,” Riley said. “Now, the test results are here and they’re here forever, so if your physicians practice here in Craig they can look them up even if you lose them.”

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