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NNMC health fair promotes health and wellness
by Tribune Staff
Apr 01, 2012 | 688 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for residents to receive low-cost preventative health screenings. NNMC will also offer several free screenings, including body fat and blood pressure.

The full menu of health screenings is as follows:

• Blood pressure: free

• Body fat: free

• Complete blood count: $15

• Heart electrical activity and overall heart function (EKG): $35

• Heart and vascular disease risk (high sensitivity C-reactive protein): $25

• Lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL/LDL ratio): $20

• Complete chemistry panel with report on 14 blood chemistry levels: $20

• Peripheral artery disease (Ankle-brachial index test): $25

• Prostate cancer testing (PSA): $35

• Routine dietary screening for diabetes (glycosylated hemoglobin): $30

• Stroke risk (carotid artery ultrasound screening): $40

• Thyroid function: $35

• Thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, for over- or underactive thyroid: $40

• Vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy): $45

Fasting is required for best results in blood screenings. NNMC Advantage members get a 10 percent discount on all tests, and sign ups are available at the health fair. For more information, call 356-NNMC (6662) or visit

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