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Fall Health Fair in Shreveport on September 30

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Screenings can help identify areas of concern so that people may take steps for better health.

Fall brings Health Fair 2014 to First United Methodist Church of Shreveport. Held four times each year, Health Fair offers a low-cost opportunity to help people focus on their health through completing simple blood tests. "Screenings can help identify areas of concern so that people may take steps for better health," said American Red Cross Executive Director Reid Brau. "The lifesaving tests also provide a way to detect serious health issues with the goal of catching those problems early enough for treatment." 

Tuesday, September 30

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Shreveport (Hunter Building-Bain Hall)

500 Common Street (Downtown Shreveport at the head of Texas Street)

At the event, participants may select one of two blood screening options. Both options include a battery of tests for CBC, glucose levels, thyroid function, cholesterol breakdown, liver and lipid profiles and more. One option also includes a PSA (prostate cancer screening) for men. Results will be available to participants in about one week. 

Cost for the blood screening is $40 for the regular blood work and $50 for the regular workup plus the PSA. Flu vaccines will also be available for $25 on a first come, first served basis.

Participants should bring a stamp or 49 cents for their results mailing. Fasting is recommended for 12 hours prior to the screening (water and prescription medications are fine), and participants must be at least 18 years of age. 

Sponsored by: NSU College of Nursing, Regional Urology, First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, Nexxion, Mutual of Omaha, Debra Doucet and American Red Cross Volunteers

For more information, please call the Northwest Louisiana Chapter at (318) 865-9545.

*In 2015, the name of Health Fair is changing to Health Connections—New name, same great event!