9Health Fair to be held at CCA from 7 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday, April 10

 The Community College of Aurora will host the annual 9Health Fair from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at its CentreTech campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora.

The 9Health Fair offers screenings for individuals aged 18 and older that are low-cost or free. Basic screenings will include height/weight/body mass index, blood pressure, vision, oral health, and pulse oximetry. Also available will be “Ask a Medical Question” and “Get a Referral” offerings.

This year’s fair offers expanded blood draw components. Along with a basic blood draw ($30), the following will be available: blood count ($15), vitamin D ($40), prostate specific antigen (also known as PSA; for men only, $25), and the HgbA1c screening ($25) which helps determine diabetes risk factors and checks how diabetics are managing their health. Blood draws are the only cost to participants; all other screening are free.

Other screenings scheduled to be offered include prostate/testicular exams, breast exams (for women and men), hearing test, lung function, metabolic screening, eye health, body fat skinfold, stress management, and spinal screening by a chiropractor. Nutritionists and dieticians will be on hand, and attendees may also “Ask a Pharmacist.” The CCA site also will offer a finger stick blood glucose test, which gives immediate results for blood sugar. Additionally, the Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado will offer free and low-cost flu and pneumonia vaccinations for those who qualify.

Participants planning to have a blood test are asked to fast at least 12 hours prior to the test. Diabetics SHOULD NOT FAST. Blood test patients may continue to drink water before the test to be well hydrated, which will make the blood draw easier.

Those planning to attend the 9Health Fair at CCA may preregister online. Attendees may sign up and pay for tests at 9HealthFair.org to avoid registration lines at the site.

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