CEC Early College Family Fair

Date: 10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
2650 Eliot Street, Denver, CO, 80211

Available Screenings:


2018-10-13

  • Ask a Medical Question and Get a Referral
    This station provides you with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a health professional and ask questions about any health issue concerning you or your family. During this session the health professional may review your overall health fair results, make recommendations for further evaluation, setting realistic goals with the individual, and provide referrals and resources for more information and/or education.
  • Ask a Pharmacist
    Discuss over-the-counter and/or prescribed medications, medication and/or vitamin interactions, vaccinations, osteoporosis & heart problems, medication safety, pharmacy services, smoking cessation and more with a pharmacist.
  • Blood Chemistry $35.00
    This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Based on the most current research, fasting is optional for the blood chemistry screening. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and continue to take your regular medications. Persons with diabetes, should not fast.
  • Blood Count Screening $25.00
    This screening gives you 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.
  • Blood Pressure Screening
    This screening gives you your blood pressure reading. Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure can fluctuate with exercise, injury, illness, and emotional reactions. Health care professionals check the participant's blood pressure. If the participant's blood pressure falls outside normal ranges, further evaluation by a healthcare provider is encouraged. Your blood pressure should not exceed 119/79. Pulse Screening is primarily measured on the participant's wrist. The pulse corresponds to each beat of the heart. The normal number of pulse beats per minute in the average adult varies from 60 to 80, with fluctuations occurring with exercise, injury, illness and emotional reactions.
  • Blood Type $30.00
    *****May only be ordered through online registration**** This is a blood test to show what type of blood you have. There are four different blood type groups. Your blood type will remain the same throughout your life so there is no reason to check it more than once Many people are curious what blood type they have but it is not a medical need to know your blood type. It will always be checked if you get a blood transfusion or donate blood.
  • Body Fat Skinfold Screening
    Find out your body fat levels with this screening by having your skin, muscle and fat thickness measured. Maintaining good body fat and muscle levels increases your overall strength and metabolism and reduces your risk of injury.
  • Breast Screening
    This screening provides a thorough examination of the breast, chest and armpit performed by a healthcare professional to identify any changes in shape or size of the breast or the presence of skin dimpling. The health professional also teaches you the proper technique for a systematic breast self-exam. THIS IS NOT A MAMMOGRAM.
  • Children: Vision
    Vision screening for children
  • Children: Ask a Medical Question Get a Referral
  • Children: Blood Pressure
  • Children: Developmental Milestones
  • Children: Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Children: Oral
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit $30.00
    This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy.
  • First Aid
    Available in case medical assistance is needed.
  • Flu Shots
    Influenza commonly known as the flu vaccine will be available at select sites this fall. Prices will vary depending on which partner organization is offering them.
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
    This screening provides you with your Body Mass Index (BMI), using your height, weight and waist measurement to identify your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. BMI is considered reliable for assessing obesity. It does not take into account a person's fat-to-muscle ratio (muscle takes up space but weighs more than fat). Therefore, it is not a reliable measure for athletes or highly physically active participants.
  • Hemoglobin A1c Screening $35.00
    A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
  • High Sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) $35.00
    This test may better define your risk for cardiovascular disease when added to traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and obesity. Elevated hsCRP is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is recommended in conjunction with the blood chemistry and hemoglobin A1c screening. Levels may increase with illness and inflammation, therefore you should not do this test if you are ill, recently injured or have other causes of inflammation unless recommended by your provider as it may give a false positive level.
  • Lung Function Screening
    This screening will determine if you have breathing issues such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis. The goal of this screening is to measure the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled.
  • Medical Registration Educator
    Each fair must have one or more medical volunteers located in the Registration area assigned as the Medical Registration Educator(s) (MREs). They should be clearly identified as available to answer questions about the screenings offered, and what may be appropriate for their age, gender, personal medical history or family medical history.
  • Nutrition Screening
    This screening provides an opportunity to speak with a dietitian and receive valuable information and resources on how to make healthy lifestyle changes. Poor nutrition or an unhealthy diet may lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes or other nutrition-related diseases. Answer a short nutritional questionnaire to find out if your health may be at risk from an unhealthy diet.
  • Oral Health Screening
    This screening identifies clinical signs of tooth and gum disease as well as oral abnormalities, sores, and lesions. Education regarding the importance of oral health to promote overall health, and risk factors for oral diseases are also provided.
  • Pap Smear Screening
    This screening, sometimes called a cervical smear, looks at cervical cells and can help find abnormal cells before cancer develops. A doctor or nurse scrapes cells from your cervix and then sends them to a laboratory for evaluation. A report providing your results will be mailed to you within six weeks.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (Persons with a Prostate) $35.00
    The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening.
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening
    This is a simple, non-invasive screening that measures the percent of oxygen in the blood. This number is obtained by placing an instrument on the finger which checks the percent of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen. This instrument can detect low blood oxygen before symptoms occur which can lead to lung and heart problems.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Screening
    THIS IS AVAILABLE AT LIMITED SITES IN 2018. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joints. RA affects nearly 1% of people in the U.S.A. and can lead to significant joint destruction and disability. Many researchers are currently working on understanding what causes RA so that it can be prevented. RA is diagnosed when someone has symptoms of pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints. Additionally, blood tests for autoantibodies help make the diagnosis of RA certain. Antibodies are proteins that the body usually makes to help fight infections; however, in RA, some of these antibodies attack the joints and as a result are called ‘autoantibodies’. Recent studies have shown that autoantibodies appear in the blood years prior to symptoms of RA. By identifying autoantibodies in healthy people, we can better understand what causes RA, predict who might get arthritis in the future, and act to prevent symptoms from developing. This screening project will test the blood of healthy people participating in 9Health Fair for the presence of RA-related autoantibodies. People who have autoantibodies will be given the opportunity to participate in research project at the University of Colorado to learn more about what causes RA and how to prevent it. This screening is free to anyone that has not been previously diagnosed with RA.
  • Skin Screening
    This screening provides a check for skin cancer and other skin problems. The screener may look at your scalp, face, neck, arms, hands, upper chest, back and legs.
  • Spinal Screening
    The purpose of this screening is to identify any problems with your spinal alignment and educate you about the importance of proper spinal alignment for a healthy body.
  • Stress Assessment for Families & Teens
  • Stress Management Screening
    This screening evaluates your mental wellness by asking you questions about how you cope with life’s stressors. Mental health professionals are available to speak with you, as well.
  • Testosterone $40
    Testosterone is an androgen, or a sex hormone, produced by both males and females. In males it is produced primarily by the testes, in females, the ovaries account for half of the testosterone in the body. Women have a much smaller amount of testosterone in their bodies compared to men, but testosterone plays an important role throughout the body in both men and women. It affects the brain, muscle mass, fat distribution, the vascular system, energy levels, genital tissues, and sexual functioning. Symptoms of low testosterone in males include, decreased body hair, decreased muscle mass, low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. In women, symptoms of too much testosterone can be irregular or absent menstrual periods, infertility, development of facial and body hair and a deepening of the voice. Any abnormal value should be discussed with your health care provider to determine the underlying cause of the abnormal value.
  • Vision & Eye Health Screening
    This screening checks how well you see at near and far distances by reading letters on a basic eye chart. If you already wear glasses or contacts you should wear them during this screening. A prescription for eyeglasses and or contacts is not included.
  • Vitamin B12 - $20.00
    Vitamin B12, has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. It is one of eight B vitamins. Lower levels of Vitamin B12 can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced. Pernicious anemia is also caused by low Vitamin B12 .Taking Vitamin B12 usually corrects symptoms that are caused by a low level.
  • Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening $50.00
    This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of 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. Some Vitamin D is produced in your skin when unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight. Otherwise, you can obtain Vitamin D in foods or take Vitamin D in supplement form. Studies have found that many adults have low Vitamin D levels. This screening requires only one blood draw. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D.

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