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Save the date for Aspen Valley Hospital’s Health Fair on June 18

Blood Draw Fair

Janice Martin, RN, BSN, performs blood draws at a past AVH Health Fair.

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Written by Deborah Breen, President & CEO Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

It's that time of year again when 1,000 or so community members descend upon the hospital for the annual health fair. The multi-day event began 35 years ago and has grown in size and popularity over the years. Attendees will be happy to hear that this year's fair brings back laboratory tests that were typical of fairs past.

The health fair spans three days and culminates in a large event held Sunday, June 18 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Aspen Valley Hospital, featuring blood draws, free health screenings and information stations. The health screenings will include familiar items from previous years, including air flow and oximetry, blood pressure, hearing, vision, skin exams, orthopedic exams and more. Screenings will be performed by physicians and providers, and are designed for the community we live in, keeping in mind our high elevation and increased risk for skin cancer, and our active community. Information stations will also provide a variety of health information and activities, including popular (and free!) chair massages. The Castle Creek Café will be open for breakfast and lunch, serving freshly prepared and healthy fare.

For those also interested in blood draws, Aspen Valley Hospital is offering two additional opportunities to participate on Thursday, June 15 at AVH, and Saturday, June 17 at the El Jebel Community Center, both scheduled 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online registration for all blood draws opens Monday, May 22; appointments are highly encouraged! However, walk-ins  will not be turned away. To set an appointment, visit the hospital's website for quick, easy access to online registration.

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OFFERED BLOOD DRAWS

• Health Fair Profile — $65.00
Blood sugar, lipids including
cholesterol/triglycerides/HDL/LDL,
kidney and liver function, complete
blood count, thyroid stimulating
hormone, and more

• Cardio CRP (C-Reactive Protein) —$35.00
Heart risk test; looking for inflamma-tion
in cardiovascular system

• Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) —$35.00
Recommended yearly for men 50+.
Baseline recommended for men 40+
and earlier with family history of
Prostate Cancer or prostate issues

• Vitamin D Screening — $45.00
Concise measurement of D2 level for
vitamin and nutritional absorption,
D3 for conversion of sunshine
absorption, and total amount of D to
define sufficient, insufficient, or
deficient level

• Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit —$25.00
No special diet required, easy
collection, 87% accuracy

Lab results are sent via regular mail within two weeks of testing. Cash and checks are accepted as payment; credit cards will not be taken, but an ATM is on site. Participants should enter through the main hospital entrance.

The annual health fair provides you the opportunity to take charge of your health and wellness, and is a cost-effective way to receive a snapshot of your health. It's just another way Aspen Valley Hospital cares for its community. For more information, call 970.925.1120 or visit the hospital's website at aspenvalleyhospital.org and select Classes/Events under Quick Links.

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