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“My wife and I have been going to [the] 9Health Fair for many years in several different towns in Colorado, so it plays a big part in our lives. In April of 2003, we went again to have our annual blood screening but this time mine came back a little different. My PSA number came in a little high with a suggestion to make an appointment with my doctor. With further evaluation I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had no previous symptoms. I was given several options but at my age of 51, surgery was the best for me. As you can see 9Health Fair saved my life. My family and I are so grateful for the services available to all of our communities. 9Health Fair is great and I am looking forward to many more 9fairs.”

Greg Y.
9Health Fair participant since 2003

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“My thyroid level was really high and 9Health Fair tried, but couldn’t reach me by phone. So, through their follow up process, 9Health Fair expedited my results to my house and included a cover letter saying that I had to seek immediate medical attention. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated their persistence in tracking me down.”

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9Health Topic May 2015

May 2015

How Your 9Health Fair Results Can Help You

 

Congratulations on owning your health and attending a 9Health Fair! You should have either received your results in the mail, printed them out if you registered online or they will be available for you soon. 

There are a lot of numbers and information on your results, and they can mean different things for different people. Take a look to see which values are within range and if there are any values that are out of range. Then, share your results with your health care provider and have them help you determine what lifestyle changes might help you to become the best "you" that you can be. You can also visit your local King Soopers or City Market pharmacist to help interpret your results. 

For help understanding your results and what some of the tests mean, take a look at the list of resources below to help answer questions you may have about what your results mean.

Each result is important and explains how your body is doing. Some of the most important tests to have done include:

  • Blood Chemistry Screening: This screening provides baseline information on 28 levels including cholesterol, glucose, thyroid, kidney, heart disease and more. This will help you and your doctor monitor your health and stay proactive and on top of problems before they arise.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein which is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer.
  • Hemoglobin A1c: A1C is a blood screening that screens for diabetes by measuring your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
  • Blood Count Screening: Get a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body's ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.
  • Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease.

Our goal is to help you own your health and to have a well balanced life. The word health can mean different things to different people, but the overall commonality is that we all want to physically and mentally function as well as possible.The English word "health" comes from the Old English word "hale" meaning wholeness, being whole, sound or well.

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The Gift of Health is the perfect present!
What a great way to show how much you care. This gift card is redeemable for a Blood Chemistry Screening - our most popular. You can purchase your Gift of Health here for just $35. In addition to the Blood Chemistry Screening, there are a number of other important health screenings to take advantage of at each 9Health Fair.  

 

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