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CSU-Pueblo nursing students to participate in annual health fair

Release Date: April 05, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO – The Class of 2015 from the Nursing Department at Colorado State University – Pueblo will coordinate a host of local organizations to provide health screening and education at the KOAA5 Southern Colorado Health Fair on Saturday, April 25. It’s the 20th year the Nursing Department students have organized this event, and the 20th year Professor Ruth Depalma has been the site coordinator for the health fair. The event is endorsed by the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Nurses Association, and the Colorado Hospital Association. 

The KOAA5 Southern Colorado Fair will be held from 7a.m. – noon on April 25 at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. The KOAA5 Health Fair provides free medical screening services and education to those 18 years and older. Additional in-depth screening services will be available for a nominal fee.

Attendees may talk with or ask questions of health professionals throughout the fair. Participants may obtain free screenings including height/weight/body mass index, vision and hearing, breast exam, blood pressure and pulse, lung function, prostate and testicular exam and pap smears. Stations to ask a pharmacist, speak with a health professional and cardiac risk assessment will also be available.

Participants also may receive screenings including prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for $30, colon cancer screening kits for $25, blood count screening for $20, and blood chemistry screening for $35.  Cash and check will be accepted on site. Online preregistration is preferred, but not required, at 9health.org, which allows participants to pay with a credit card and bypass the registration line at the event. Participants who wish to have blood work performed should drink plenty of water and continue taking prescribed medications. No fasting is required for lab draws.

Additional information may be found on the 9Health Fair website www.9Healthfair.org or by calling 800.332.3078.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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