Archive for Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free screenings offered during KCKCC health fair

April 8, 2010

Up to 10 free health screenings will be available at Health Fair 10’ at Kansas City Kansas Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, in the upper level Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue.

In addition to the free screenings and health education, a cholesterol blood chemistry will be available for $28 and a 20 chemistry test with lipid profile and complete blood count for $35. Both tests require a 12-hour fast from food and drink with the exception of water, although persons with diabetes should not fast and prescription medicine should not be interrupted. A PSA blood test for men will be offered for $25 and a TSH test for thyroid will be available for $27.

The areas of free screenings include blood pressure, height and weight, HIV/STD testing, blood sugar level, vision, percent of body fat, hearing, grip strength, spinal flexibility, oral hygiene/cancer, and chiropractic analysis.

Physicians, registered nurses, and dietitian will be on hand to answer health questions.


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