SALIDA, Colo.--The HRRMC Health Fair is coming Saturday, April 23, 6:30 a.m. to noon,
to the hospital's main campus, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. Anyone 18 and
older may participate in the fair's free and low-cost health screenings.
Free blood-sugar tests are available to participants to help determine
if they are prediabetic, or at risk for developing diabetes. Prediabetes
is identified when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not
high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers
for Diseases Control and Prevention, 86 million adults in the U.S. have
prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it.
In order for blood-sugar test results to be accurate, avoid eating before
this screening. Diabetes prevalence has reached an epidemic level in the
U.S. The American Diabetes Association reports that more than 29.1 million
Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes.
Other free screenings available at the HRRMC Health Fair include vision,
chiropractic, body composition, blood pressure, pulmonary, skin, mental
health, postural and nutrition.
The HRRMC Health Fair also offers five basic low-cost screenings including
blood chemistry ($30), PSA ($25), hemoglobin Alc ($25), blood count ($15),
and vitamin D ($40). To preregister for the low-cost screenings, go to
hrrmc.com and click on the "HRRMC Health Fair" button at the
bottom of the home page. Preregistration is not required, but will save
participants the time required to register on the day of the fair.
To ensure accurate results for the blood chemistry test, a 12-hour fast
(no food) is recommended prior to the blood draw. Fasting is not necessary
for the other low-cost screening tests. Diabetics should not fast. All
participants should drink water and take their regular medication.
The HRRMC café will have breakfast burritos and other food and drink
options available for purchase 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. They will reopen for
lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Attending the HRRMC Health Fair does not replace a regular checkup with
your physician, and participants are advised to make an appointment with
their primary care provider to interpret test results. For questions about
the Health Fair, contact Jon Fritz at (719) 530-2057 or visit hrrmc.com.