9Health Fair scheduled Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

MEEKER I The annual 9Health Fair, where you can have a number of physical tests taken for free or greatly reduced cost, will be held Saturday morning at Meeker Elementary School.
The health fair is a community partnership with 9Health Fair, Rio Blanco Fire Protection District, Pioneers Medical Center and the Meeker Lions Club.
Free and low-cost health screenings as well as educational health information are available during the fair, which runs from 7 to 11 a.m.
Those who take part in the fair can access free screenings such as finger stick glucose testing, skin, vision, blood pressure, breast health and more. An optional screening is a blood cell count that measures white blood cell count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit value and platelet count.
Organizers ask that attendees drink lots of water the evening before and the morning of the blood test. Also, remember not to eat any food or drink anything other than water for 12 hours before a blood draw at the health fair.
For an additional fee but much below the normal cost, attendees can have other screenings performed, including: blood chemistry screening for $30; blood cell count, $15, PSA (men only), $25; colon cancer screening kit, $20; and a Vitamin D 25-hydroxy screening, $40 blood draw.
Other free screenings include: height/weight/body mass index; vision; pulse and blood pressure screening.
The health fair is a good place to learn the three most-important numbers for your continued good health: your blood sugar or glucose level, your good and bad cholesterol levels and your blood pressure.

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