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AVH offers health fairs

ASPEN ” Aspen Valley Hospital will hold two health fairs in the coming weeks ” one to serve the midvalley on Oct. 27, and one for seniors on Nov. 16.

On Oct. 27, Midvalley Health Day runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the El Jebel Community Center, offering a variety of free screenings that include blood pressure, glaucoma, vision, height, weight, body-mass index, pulse oximetry, skin checks, and knee exams.

Flu shots will be available for $20.

Also available are laboratory tests, including the standard blood profile with glucose, kidney and liver function, lipids, thyroid stimulating hormone, and complete blood count. At a fee of $46, these tests requires fasting for at least 12 hours (with the exception of water). A prostate-specific, antigen-blood test costs $27 and is recommended for men 45 and older.

Finally, a cardio-CRP blood test will be offered for $35. This test can be used by doctors to predict risk of heart attack or stroke.

The Senior Health Fair ” for those age 60 and older ” will be at Aspen Valley Hospital from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16.

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The same lab tests will be available as at Midvalley Health Day, and prices are also the same, although free flu shots will be available for those with a Medicare card. PheumoVac shots will also be free with a Medicare card, but they will cost $40 without.

Free screenings include blood pressures, height, weight, body mass index, urinalysis, glaucoma, vision, lung air flow, and oxygen availability.

Participants should plan to pay by cash or check at both health fairs. For more information, call 544-1296.