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Saint Mary's Hosts Free Senior Health Fair

SAINT MARY'S HOSTS FREE SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

Offering variety of screening and wellness information on November 20

RENO, Nev. – Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center will be hosting a free senior health fair offering a variety of screenings and wellness information on Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the hospital basement Auditorium C. There is free parking in the Plaza Parking Garage, next to Saint Mary's Center for Health as well as in the Elm Street Parking Garage, across from valet. Visitors may arrive at the Arlington entrance and take elevator C to the basement Auditorium C.

Tailored to the senior community, this health fair is dedicated to providing preventative care and promoting a healthy lifestyle during the aging process. An expert physician will be onsite to answer questions and provide quality care along with a scheduler for follow-up appointments if requested.

Free and low-cost screenings will be available including:

  • Free electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Free blood sugar measure (FSBS)
  • Free ankle-brachial index (ABI)
  • Complete blood count (CBC) - $11.14
  • Complete metabolic panel (CMP) - $15.14
  • Colorectal fit test - $20.00.

An electrocardiogram (EKG) is used to detect and study many heart problems such as heart attacks, arrhythmias and heart failure while a blood sugar measure (FSBS) could be used to identify signs of diabetes. To check one's risk of heart attack and stroke, an ankle-brachial index (ABI) can be used and to evaluate one's overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia, a complete blood count (CBC) can be taken. Additionally, a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a blood test that measures glucose levels, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney and liver function while a colorectal fit test checks for signs of precancerous polyps or colon cancer.

For questions or for more information about this senior health fair, please call 775-770-3262.

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Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.

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