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NNMC to host health fair Thursday

By ThisIsReno

NNMC NEWS RELEASE

Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for community members to receive free or low-cost preventative health screenings.

The full menu of health screenings is as follows:

  • Blood pressure: Free
  • Body fat: Free
  • “Ask the Nurse”: Free
  • Complete blood count: $15
  • 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
  • Complete chemistry panel with report on 14 blood chemistry levels: $20
  • 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
  • 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.

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