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Parkview's Heartbeats health fair is May 8

Parkview Whitley Hospital will present its annual Heartbeats health fair on Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 7 to 10 a.m. The health fair will take place in the hospital’s lower-level auditoriums, 353 N. Oak Street, Columbia City.
Blood draws will include:
•    Blood Chemistry 17 – Assesses the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is permitted – $20
•    TSH blood test (thyroid) – $20
•    PSA blood test (prostate) – $20
•    Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) – $8
•    Personal Wellness Profile – Includes Blood Chemistry 17, blood pressure, height, weight and waist-to-hip measurements. This profile is designed to help you evaluate your lifestyle and identify health risks, as well as promote measures for improving your health. A healthcare professional will review your personalized report with you – $30
Other screenings and healthcare information, provided by the staff of Parkview Whitley hospital, will include:
•    Balance checks
•    Bone density
•    Height / weight / blood pressure
•    Skin cancer
•    CPR and first-aid awareness
•    Long-term care
•    Foot exams
•    Sleep study
•    Smoking cessation
Heartbeats also will feature Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach. For women who have insurance, the Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC) will bill their insurance. If a woman does not have insurance but is able to pay, the BDC offers a reduced rate if payment is made on the day of service. Funding is available for women who do not have insurance or resources to pay. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are accepted based on availability. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 727-8429, ext. 26540, or (260) 483-1847.
Breakfast items will be available for purchase at the health fair. For more information about Heartbeats, call 248-9510.

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