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Idaho State University Health Fair 2011 set April 21-22; organizers seek learning center participants

Posted February 11, 2011

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2011 – celebrating its 31st year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, and organizers are looking for private and public health enterprises to set up learning centers.

The fair will be in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The laboratory services will be provided by Portneuf Medical Center (PMC).  Blood draws will be available on a walk-in basis from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday from April 1 – April 15 at both the East and West PMC laboratory locations.

The PMC East lab is located at 777 Hospital Way with access to the lab through the main entrance. West Campus PMC lab draws will be at the Main Lab, 651 Memorial Drive. Access is on the ground floor (level 6 of the parking garage elevator). Parking is available in the parking garage.

Participants who have their blood drawn on or before April 15 can pick up their blood profile results at the ISU Health Fair where health care professionals will help interpret results.  A 14-hour fast is required prior to a blood draw for the lipid profile and general chemistry profile.

PMC offers a general health blood profile for $35. The screening will include a chemistry profile, assessments for cardiac risk based on cholesterol levels, a complete blood count and a thyroid screen. Optional tests include a $15 confidential HIV screening and a $15 prostate antigen test. Other tests that will be offered this year include thyroid function screen for $15, iron level for $5, uric acid level for $5, glycohemoglobin for $25 and insulin level for $25.  

Last year’s Health Fair featured more than 65 learning centers, providing services to hundreds of participants. ISU Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Pharmacy students will be available for consultation on medications, healthy teeth and gums, nutrition as well as other health-related topics

For more information on learning centers, contact Wendy Moschella at 282-2132.