Community Memorial Health Fair Coming April 16th

Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) will hold its 9th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 6-10 AM at the hospital. CMH offers the reduced-fee health screenings as a community service.

“We put a lot of focus on preventive care and want to help people be knowledgeable about their health, said Curtis Hawkinson, hospital administrator. “Our job is to be here when you need us, but it’s also to help make our citizens healthier,” he added.

The public is asked to enter through the main (south) doors, where they will be greeted by hospital personnel for registration. Stations will be set up in the front lobby/outpatient area for blood draws. Free health information and complimentary refreshments will be available in the hospital cafeteria.

Cost of the blood profile is $30. For men, a PSA is offered for $15. The blood profile includes testing for the following:

  • Lipid profile: tests for total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (often called good cholesterol), LDL-cholesterol (often called bad cholesterol) and triglycerides. The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.
  • TSH blood test: used to find out whether the thyroid gland is working properly and can identify conditions of an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), or an over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
  • CBC (complete blood count): measures the concentration of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the blood.
  • HgbA1C (hemoglobin A1C): a test to measure the average blood sugar level over the past 90 days.
  • CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel): typically a standardized group of tests used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP includes testing for proteins, electrolytes (including potassium), liver enzymes, and kidney function tests.
  • PSA (prostatic specific antigen): a screening test for male prostate cancer.

NOTE: Please do not eat 12-14 hours prior to the test. You may have moderate amounts of black coffee or water. Continue taking any medications as prescribed by your physician.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.