Health fair set for April 20

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MEEKER I The Channel 9 Health Fair, held in conjunction with Pioneers Medical Center, will be held in Meeker on April 20 with an abundance of free information booths and free health screenings.
The fair will run from 7-11 a.m. at the new Meeker Elementary School on Ute Road, said Margie Joy, director of development at Pioneers Medical Center.
“We will have quite a variety of events, including blood tests and hearing screenings,” Joy said.
Christy Atwood, the director of the clinic at Pioneers Medical Center and director of the health fair, said all of the tests, whether free or charges, are for those persons over 18 year of age. Also, she said, anyone planning to have their blood drawn should be fasting for at least 10 to 12 hours.
The free exams will include blood pressure, body fat skin-fold screening, height/weight body mass screening, pulse oximetry, vision screening, oral health checks, body in balance screening and lung-function screening.
Other screenings include: blood chemistry (blood draw) for $30; blood count (blood draw) for $15; colon cancer screening kit for $20; hemoglobin A1C (blood draw) for $25; prostate-specific antigen (PSA) men-only blood draw for $40; and a Vitamin D 25-hydroxy screening (blood draw) for $40.
To coincide with the health fair, the Meeker Lions Club will be holding a free pancake breakfast.
“After fasting for the blood draws, a lot of those attending the health fair are starving,” Atwood said. “The Lions Club will take care of that with their pancake breakfast, where the club will offer bacon, eggs and juice.”