9 Health Fair

admin April 21, 2011 0

Since the first 9 Health Fair was organized in 1980, over 1.7 million people have attended the event.  According to organizers, countless lives have been saved due to the screenings conducted at the fair.   The 9 Health Fair encourages participants to take an active role in staying healthy and taking charge of their health conditions.

 

The screenings conducted at the fairs enable participants to monitor certain conditions in order to detect problems and to get treatment.  Participants are notified within 72 hours if test results show that there are issues which need prompt medical attention.  Otherwise, participants and expect to receive results online 2 weeks after the fair if they have registered online.  Participants who have not pre-registered online will receive results by mail in about 3 to 4 weeks.

 

In order to participate in the fair, you must be at least 18 years old.  Free screenings are available at fair sites for blood pressure, height, weight, vision, and information on body mass.  Participants can also consult with a medical professional for more information about the screenings or the test results.

 

Other screenings are available for a fee.  These include a basic screening for $30, a prostrate screening for $25, a blood cell count for $15, and a colon cancer kit is available for $20.  At some sites, screenings are available for Vitamin D levels as well as for hemoglobin levels.  According to medical professionals, Vitamin D deficiencies are a problem across the globe.  People that have this deficiency can have problems absorbing calcium which can affect their bones.  Individuals with low Vitamin D levels are also at an increased risk of developing diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

 

Participants who wish to have the above screenings done are advised to fast for 12 hours before having blood drawn unless their doctor has advised otherwise.  The basic blood screening tests cholesterol and glucose levels.  The screening also tests the functioning of the liver, kidney, and thyroid.

 

To find a 9Health Fair site near you, check out the website at http://www.9healthfair.org or call 303-698-3799 for more information or call toll free at 1-800-332-3078.  Fairs are available on April 20th, April 22nd, April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th.

 

While screenings obtained at a health fair can help you to monitor your health and get valuable information, a health fair should not take the place of regular check ups with your doctor.

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