Health briefs for May 31, 2014: Visiting Nurse Association to host Dinosaur health fair Monday
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at the Dinosaur Community Charter School, 401 W. School St.
No appointment is required for this drop-in event, which includes free cardiovascular screenings for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, Body Mass Index, providing an overall cardiovascular health score.
Fasting is encouraged, but not required. Most immunizations for all ages will be available, as well. Parents must be present for child immunizations.
Health coverage guides will also be available to answer questions about insurance and Medicaid.
Insurance cards and immunization records will be needed, as will the household’s Social Security numbers, driver’s license number and income information.
For more information, call 970‐871‐7634.
World No Tobacco Day is May 31
The World Health Organization encourages people around the globe to speak out against tobacco products as part of World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
This effort includes asking governments to increase taxes on the substance. WHO estimates that a 10 percent increase in the cost of tobacco products would decrease consumption by 4 percent in most high-income nations and by 8 percent in low-income countries.
For more information on tobacco statistics, visit who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2014/event/en/.
The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic extends business hours
The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic is now offering a longer daily schedule for patients by increasing its hours of operation.
The facility will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
For more information, call 826-2400 or visit thememorialhospital.com/medical-clinic.
Ideal You program featuring open house June 11
The Ideal You Weight Loss Clinic will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. June 11 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 under 5.
Auction items can be viewed at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some students are choosing to chart their own course after graduation, bucking the conventional path of college or trade school, but with no less ambition than their degree-seeking peers. Moffat County High School senior Tyler Gonzales is one such student, who has chosen to dive into a full-time job at Chaos Ink after graduating and feed his passion for design and entrepreneurialism.