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Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a Health Fair on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 – 11 a.m. on 7th floor of the hospital. This is an opportunity for community members to receive low-cost preventative health screenings.
This health fair will feature two new screenings to test for vitamin D deficiency as well as risk for heart and vascular disease. In addition, United Blood Services will be on hand for blood donations, and the Sparks Greenbrae Lions Club will offer free vision screenings.
The health fair will also offer an “Ask the Doctor” station where Joel Swetish, DO, will be available to answer any medical questions. Steven Hallan, PT, with the NNMC Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, is providing free assessments for people suffering from back and neck pain. Body fat, blood pressure and depression screening will also be provided free of charge.
The full menu of health screenings is as follows:
- Blood pressure: Free
- Body fat: Free
- Complete blood count: $15
- Depression: Free
- Heart electrical activity and overall heart function (EKG): $35
- Heart and vascular disease risk (High sensitivity C-reactive protein): $25
- Lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL/LDL ratio): $20
- Lipid profile with blood chemistry panel: $25
- Peripheral artery disease (Ankle-brachial index test): $25
- Prostate cancer testing (PSA): $35
- Routine dietary screening for diabetes (glycosylated hemoglobin): $30
- Stroke risk (Carotid artery ultrasound screening): $40
- Thyroid function: $35
- Thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, for over- or underactive thyroid: $40
- Vision: Free
- Vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy): $45
Fasting is required for best results in blood screenings. NNMC Advantage members get a 10 percent discount on all tests and sign ups are available at the health fair. For details call 356-NNMC (6662) or go to www.NNMC.com.