April 16, 2014
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Own Your Health: 9Health Fair at Front Range Community College

If you watch 9 News, I am sure you have heard of the 9Health Fair. But did you know that last year 9Health Fairs had 72,000 participants in 140 locations with 16,000 volunteers which donated 3.1 million worth of time and talent? Did you also know that Front Range Community College hosts 2 of those 9Health Fairs. This year, FRCC is hosting a fair on our Westminster Campus on Friday April 25th, 2014,  and on the Boulder County Campus in Longmont on Sunday, April 27th. Anyone 18 and older is encouraged to attend and take advantage of the free and low cost health screenings to  help keep their health in check.

Jim Goodard, the 9Health Fair President and CEO explains:

“For years, our participants have associated the spring months with a reminder that it’s that time of year again – time to visit their local 9Health Fair and collect their personal health information. And while many Coloradans are experiencing changes in their healthcare policies this year, 9Health Fair is proud to offer the same low-cost screenings and high-quality health information that participants are used to seeing year after year. We’re excited to continue that tradition for our 35th season!”

All Fair Locations Offer Blood Chemistry Screening

This $30 screening gives you information on your blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other concerns. Free screenings such as Blood Pressure, Breast Exams, Prostate/Testicular, Ask a Medical Question, Ask a Pharmacist, Osteoporosis, Oral, Hearing, Foot, Skin and more are offered at specific locations, as well.

Other Low-Cost Screenings Include:

  • $25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for men, which checks for prostate gland issues and cancer
  • $15 Blood Count screening, which checks the health of your blood
  • $40 Vitamin D screening, which measures your baseline Vitamin D level
  • $25 Hemoglobin A1C screening that gives you an average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months
  • $20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit, which checks for colon cancer

Front Range Community College sites offer a limited number of free vouchers for current FRCC students which are available on a first come first serve basis for students with a Wolf Card. You can also Give the Gift of Health by purchasing a $30 gift card for the low cost blood screenings.

Health Screenings at the Westminster Campus:

  • Blood Chemistry Screening
  • Ask a Medical Question
  • Ask A Pharmacist
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Height/Weight/BMI Screening
  • Metabolic Screening
  • Nutrition Screening
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening
  • Stress Management Screening

Health Screenings at the Boulder County Campus:

  • Blood Chemistry Screening
  • Ask a Medical Question
  • Ask A Pharmacist
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Body Fat Screening
  • Body in Balance Screening
  • Bone Health Screening
  • Breast Screening
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit
  • First Aid
  • Foot Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
  • Lung Function Screening
  • Memory Screening
  • Metabolic Syndrome Screening
  • Nutrition Screening
  • Oral Health Screening
  • Pap Smear Screening
  • Prostate/Testicular Screening
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening
  • Skin Screening
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Spinal Screening
  • Stress Management Screening
  • Vision & Eye Health Screening

 

If you would like to volunteer at the fair, please sign up at 9Healthfair.org. The fair needs both medical and non medical volunteers.

 

 

About the author:

Chris Heuston , M.P.H., R.D., is a registered dietitian with 20 years experience of eating right and teaching others how to eat better. She is the Allied Health Department chair at the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College, a community college in Colorado. She teaches several Human Nutrition courses.

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