9Health Fair: Save money by investing in prevention

KUSA - Everyone likes to save money - and you can do that by attending a 9Health Fair.

The screenings at 9Health Fair could help you catch an illness or condition before it comes a serious issue, which could help you save money.

The blood chemistry screening at 9Health Fair costs $30. It gives you 28 different measurements to get a full view of your health. You can share those results with your medical provider. The same blood test done at a lab or medical facility could cost between $150 and $250, and it would only test for conditions for which you have a risk factor.

Thyroid conditions can be detected through the blood chemistry screening. Catching thyroid conditions early can prevent serious health issues, like goiter, heart problems and depression. There aren't many symptoms for thyroid conditions, so they can often fly under the radar.

Women are more likely than men to develop these conditions. About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease - and about 60% are unaware of it. It's one of the most common issues detected at 9Health Fair.

Maintaining a healthy weight can prevent a variety of health problems. People who are severely obese spend nearly twice as much on health care than individuals with a healthy weight.

There's a free Body Mass Index screening available at 9Health Fair. It uses your height, weight and waist measurements to identify your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

You can learn yoga techniques to maintain a healthy weight at the 9Health Fair Yoga Open on May 4th at the Colorado Convention Center here: http://yogaopen9healthfair.com/

Regular teeth cleanings can help you avoid costly procedures later. Many oral diseases are preventable with proper care. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes two times a day to prevent tooth decay. There's a free oral health screening at 9Health Fair. A medical professional will look for tooth and gum disease, as well as oral cancer.

Then medical emergencies happen, it affects more than your wallet. You're forced to take time away from school and work.

9Health Fair aims to help you be healthy for your whole life with free and low-cost screenings. To see a full list of screenings, go to this link: http://9healthfair.org/find/screenings.aspx

You can find a fair in your community by visiting: www.9healthfair.org/findafair

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