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HRRMC Health Fair introduces cooking demonstration and heart-health talk

Salida, Colorado -The HRRMC Health Fair is coming Saturday, April 22, 6:30-11 a.m., to the hospital's main campus, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. New this year is a talk on "Reversing Heart Disease" at 9 a.m. and a cooking demonstration of healthy smoothies and dips at 10 a.m. The fair will still offer a number of low-cost blood screenings and other free health screenings throughout the morning.

The six basic low-cost screenings at the HRRMC Health Fair include blood chemistry ($35), PSA ($30), hemoglobin Alc ($30), blood count ($20), vitamin D ($45), and testosterone for men and women ($45). To preregister for the low-cost screenings, go to and click on the green "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 skip the lines at the fair, preregister for an early blood-draw appointment on April 17-21. These 10-minute slots will be offered from 6-9 a.m. in the hospital's second-floor conference rooms. Spaces fill up quickly. To register for an early-draw appointment, go to and click on the green "Health Fair" button or call HRRMC Wellness Supervisor Jon Fritz at 530-2057.

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.

Free screenings available on the day of the fair include prediabetes, chiropractic, body composition, blood pressure, lung function, skin, posture, oral health, and more. In order for the prediabetes blood-sugar test to be accurate, avoid eating before this screening.

Anyone 18 and older may participate in the fair's free and low-cost health screenings. Participants may preregister for an early-draw appointment, then come the day of the fair to take advantage of the free screenings.

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, call 530-2057 or visit