9Health Fair set for Saturday at high school
summit daily news
FARMER’S KORNER – At the 25th annual 9Health Fair Saturday, locals can receive 28 blood tests for $30, with another $15 for the optional complete blood count. It will run from 7 a.m. to noon at Summit High School, and it’s for adults only. The 9Health Fair in Summit County touts health maintenance as a great way to stay healthy and save money through education and screenings. New event activities this year include a catered breakfast for $1 and a drug take-back program that accepts all prescribed medicines, including controlled substances. Summit County Public Health nurses will also be onsite to administer adult immunizations, including H1N1 vaccines. A dermatologist (at least between 8-10 a.m.) and a doctor will be on hand at the fair to answer any questions. Event organizer Rotarian Don Parsons recommends that health fair participants come with an empty stomach and drink lots of water. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and they’ll spend anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours taking tests and learning about their health. Results, along with explanations on how to read them, are mailed within three to six weeks after the health fair. Volunteer registered nurses and physicians contact attendees within 72 hours if results show a critical health situation.
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