Health fair is a fun way to learn about services available in Moab community, organizers say
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Visitors to the 2013 Community Health Fair sample a range of healthy snacks provided by Moonflower Market. Photo courtesy of Moab Regional Hospital
Visitors to the 2013 Community Health Fair sample a range of healthy snacks provided by Moonflower Market. Photo courtesy of Moab Regional Hospital
The 10th annual Community Health Fair will be held at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 West, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The event, sponsored by Moab Regional Hospital, gives area residents the opportunity to meet local healthcare professionals and learn about health-related services available in Moab, said Jen Sadoff, the hospital’s director of community relations and marketing.

“Individual departments from the hospital provide the backbone of the fair through booths and other displays,” Sadoff said in a news release.

The health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and booths and displays will cover the wide range of health-related services in the community. Hospital professionals will be available at several booths to discuss diet changes, take blood pressure and provide information about prevention of injuries and illness. Information about non-traditional health care options, including naturopathic remedies, massage therapy, acupressure and reflexology will also be available, and several local practitioners will be on hand to discuss healthy diets and other health and wellness options, according to the news release.

“Many alternative medicine practitioners offer services in Moab and will be available to answer questions and help you understand naturopathic medicine and healing body therapies,” Sadoff said. “The diversity of the Moab health care community is apparent at the health fair.”

Local residents can still take advantage of the opportunity to have a low-cost blood screening done and will be able to retrieve the results at the health fair, Sadoff said. Anyone interested in this option must make an appointment with the hospital’s lab to have a blood draw. Appointments are available on a limited basis through Friday, Jan. 31 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. by calling the lab at 435-719-3630.

The blood screening, which is available at the reduced price of $60, includes CMP, Lipid, TSH, CBC and A1C. Ordinarily, the blood screening is nearly $400, according to the news release.

The health fair will also include information about private and government health-related programs that are available in our community. The Veterans Administration will again host a booth and answer questions for veterans and their families. Representatives for programs that deal with care of the elderly, Active Re-entry, home health care and respiratory services will also be on hand.

Many booths will offer free items relating to their services, and vendors serving the hospital provide a wide variety of prizes for drawings that are held throughout the fair, Sadoff said.

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