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NNMC to hold community health fair Thursday

By ThisIsReno

NNMC NEWS RELEASE

NNMC logoNorthern Nevada Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of our community. NNMC is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30  – 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital. This is also a great opportunity for community members to receive free or low-cost preventative health screenings and education.

The full menu of health screenings is as follows:

  • Blood pressure: FREE
  • Body fat screening: 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
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm/Ultrasound (AAA) – $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:  $35
  • Vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy): $40
  • Community information from Access to Health Care, Immunize Nevada and California Transplant Donor Network.

Fasting for 10-12 hours prior 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.