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Idaho State University Health Fair 2012 scheduled March 22-23; learning center sign up open

Posted January 20, 2012

The Idaho State University Health Fair 2012 – celebrating its 32nd year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, 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.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will provide laboratory services and blood draws at the fair on March 22-23. Blood draws will be available on a walk-in basis from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday from March 1 – March 30 at the PMC lab located at 777 Hospital Way with access to the lab through the main entrance. Participants who have their blood drawn on or before March 16 can pick up their blood profile results at the ISU Health Fair where health care professionals will help interpret results. Otherwise, results will be mailed to participants. 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; insulin level for $25; and vitamin D level, a test for osteoporosis, $17.   

Last year's Health Fair featured more than 65 learning centers, providing services to hundreds of participants. ISU students from health care and health science disciplines 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 Stephen Wright, wrigstep@isu.edu or 208-282-2325.

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