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Aspen Valley Hospital health fairs set for Oct. 17 and Nov. 6

Staff report

Aspen Valley Hospital will hold two health fairs in the next few weeks. One will serve the midvalley community and one is designed for seniors.

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Midvalley Health Day takes place at the Eagle County Government Building in El Jebel.

The fair will offer a variety of free and low-cost screenings. Free screenings include blood pressure, eye pressure, vision, body-mass index, body-fat percentage, air flow, pulse oximetry and knee exams (wear shorts).

Flu shots are available for adults and options include regular for $30, quadrivalent for $40 and high dose for $60. Laboratory tests include the standard health-fair profile with glucose, kidney and liver function, lipids, thyroid-stimulating hormone and complete blood count. This test requires fasting for at least 12 hours (with the exception of water) and costs $50. A prostate-specific antigen blood test for men is $30. Cardio C-reactive protein blood tests are $35, and vitamin D blood tests are $40. Colorectal cancer kits are $25.

Participants are encouraged to schedule appointments for their blood draws, which can be done at http://www.avhaspen.org.

The Senior Health Fair, for those 60 and older, is set for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at Aspen Valley Hospital.

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The same lab tests will be offered as at Midvalley Health Day, and prices are the same. Appointments will not be scheduled for the Senior Fair.

Flu shots (regular and high dose) will be available at no cost for those with Medicare cards. Free screenings include blood pressure, oral health, vision, eye pressure, hearing, height, weight, body-mass index, air flow, pulse oximetry, skin exams and knee exams (wear shorts).

Lab results will be mailed to participants approximately two weeks after each health fair. Participants are reminded that their doctors will not receive copies of their results. It is each participant's responsibility to make an appointment with their health care provider to review results.

Participants should plan to pay by cash or check at both health fairs. For more information, call 970-544-1305.

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