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Health briefs for June 7, 2014: Health screenings available for local miners

Representatives from the Miners Clinic from National Jewish Health in Denver will be in Craig on Thursday and Friday to provide free, confidential screenings to current and former miners. This service will be available at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St.

Information from the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, which helps people harmed by atmospheric nuclear testing and employment in the uranium mining industry from 1942 to 1972, also will be available.

During last year's screenings in Craig, a number of those screened were shown to have lung function and X-ray abnormalities. Early awareness of any health concerns can help in determining necessary treatments.

Appointments are required and space is limited. For more information, call 877-255-LUNG (5864).

Pet health fair Saturday

Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, 2355 W. Victory Way, will host a pet health fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Among the services that will be available for animals are low-cost vaccinations, hygiene and licenses, as well as special deals for pet food. Agencies including Moffat County Humane Society and many local veterinarians, trainers and groomers will be at the site to assist people.

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The event also includes a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $2 per plate with extra donations accepted to benefit FFA.

For more information, call 970-824-4100.

Ideal You program featuring open house Wednesday

The Ideal You Weight Loss Clinic will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at its new location at 651 Yampa Ave. The event will include door prizes, healthy recipes and more for anyone interested.

For more information, call 970-824-0226.

Hayden fundraiser to take place June 20

The Haven Community Center annual fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 20 at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane, in Hayden.

The event includes a barbecue and a silent auction. Live music by Loose Change begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 per student, $15 per adult, $25 per couple, $40 per family and free to children younger than 5.

Auction items can be viewed at http://www.havenseniorliving.com/fundraiser. Online bidding is already available for a guided expedition provided by Henderson Fly Fishing worth more than $600.

For more information, contact Karen Burley at 970-875-1888 or kburley@nwcovna.org.