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HEALTHY HAPPENINGS January 2014

Tenth Annual Community Health Fair

On February 1, 2014 Moab Regional Hospital will host the Tenth Annual Community Health Fair at the Grand Center in Moab. The health fair offers members of the community an opportunity to meet healthcare professionals in a relaxed, fun atmosphere and leave with information regarding services available locally. Individual departments from the hospital provide the backbone of the fair through booths and other displays. This year the fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The opportunity to have a low-cost blood screening for $60.00 is available with blood draws made at Moab Regional Hospital’s lab preceding the event for the entire month of January. Those who take advantage of this offer can retrieve their results at the health fair. Please be advised that test results will only be given to the individual who had the screening blood test. The test includes CMP, Lipid, TSH, CBC and Test includes CMP, lipid, TSH, CBC and A1C, and will show your results next to the normal range.Test includes CMP, lipid, TSH, CBC and A1C, and will show your results next to the normal range. The MRH laboratory provides a report of blood test results, which can then be taken to the person’s physician for follow up. Ordinarily the blood screening is nearly $400.00. Blood screens are available by appointment only Monday-Friday from 7am-10am. Call the lab at 719-3630 and to take part in this great offer from Moab Regional Hospital.

Hospital professionals are available at several booths to discuss diet changes, take blood pressure, and provide information about prevention of injuries and illness. The diversity of the Moab health care community is apparent at the Health Fair. Naturopathic remedies, massage therapy, and information on whole foods are provided by several of our local practitioners, as is information on acupressure, reflexology and a host of other health and wellness options. Many alternative medicine practitioners offer services in Moab and will be available to answer questions and help you understand naturopathic medicine and healing body therapies. Thanks to our local massage therapists, there are always free massages available throughout the fair.

By attending the fair, one can obtain information about health services—both private and government programs—that are available in our community. The Veterans Administration will again host a booth and answer questions for veterans and their families. Care of the elderly, Active Re-entry, home health care and respiratory services are all readily available in our area and representatives of these interests will be at the fair this year.

In order to add a measure of fun to the activities, many booths will have free items relating to their services, and vendors serving the hospital provide a wide variety of prizes for drawings that are held throughout the fair. Come early, stay long and have fun at this year’s Community Health Fair!

 
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