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  • Plan to attend OB health fair

  • Lake Regional Health System will host a community health fair from 7:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Elks Lodge, located at 5161 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.
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  • Lake Regional Health System will host a community health fair from 7:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Elks Lodge, located at 5161 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.
     The health fair will include free blood pressure readings, body fat analysis and pulmonary function screenings. The Camden County Health Department will offer flu shots for $20.
     In addition, the following screenings will be available for a nominal fee.
     
    •Complete blood count - $3
    •Blood chemistry profile - $10
    •Hemoglobin A1c - $10
    •Prostate cancer (PSA) - $15
    •TSH with reflex free T4 - $25
     
    Baxter BioTherapeutics also will offer free Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency testing. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is a genetic disorder affecting the lungs and liver and is associated with a number of diseases, including COPD.
     Some screenings require a 12-hour fast; participants may consume water and routine medications. Appointments are not required. For more information, call 573-348-8222 or visit lakeregional.com/events.
     Breakfast also will be provided by the Elks Club for $6 per person.
     Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For more information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.
     
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