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Healthy heart month continues with free and low-cost health screenings

By Miriam Hodgman

NNMC logoNORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL CENTER NEWS RELEASE SPARKS – Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) is committed to the health and well-being of our community. NNMC is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, March 6, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 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% 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.