9Health Topic of the Month for June 2013:
Your 9Health Fair Results
Are you the one to own your health? We hope you did by attending a 9Health Fair this spring. When you receive your results, you may ask yourself, "what do my results mean?" Your lab results measure and tell you the amount of certain key elements that are critical to appropriate function of your body's organ system. All labs have a normal reference range that tells you if the level of what you are measuring is within normal limits. When the measurement is outside of the normal range, it may indicate a problem. You and your health care provider can work on discovering and correcting what is causing the abnormal value.
Some abnormal values can be extremely critical and others just a warning sign. 9Health Fair nurses will call you if your lab values are in the alert or critical range, and help you understand the urgency of the individual result. You may also go to any King Soopers Pharmacy or City Market Pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to help you interpret your results. 9Health Fair has arranged with King Soopers to make this possible. You can also speak with your health care provider.
9Health Fair provides an opportunity for access to health. Managing your health and getting the care you need isn't too much to ask. Like one of our 9Health Fair participants, Brian, who was glad to have a 9Health Fair to attend to take a look at a his thyroid level that has been causing problems for a couple of years. 9Health Fair provided a relief to Brian. With no insurance, the fair gave him the first step to access to health care and helped him own his health. Everyone should be able to get quality care in order to stay healthy without barriers like lack of insurance. Make your voice heard, because decisions about your well-being are too important to be left solely to others. We want to know how you want health care to work for you and your family. Join the health care conversation on Facebook. Are you the one to own your health? Mark your calendar for the fall Family 9Health Fairs, including Feria de Salud on November 2 & 3. Stay tuned, we have several other fairs in the fall to be announced soon.
Give the Gift of Health to your special someone for an upcoming fall fair. This gift card is redeemable for a Blood Chemistry Screening - our most popular. You can purchase your Gift of Health here for just $30. In addition to the Blood Chemistry Screening, there are a number of other low and no-cost areas to have your health checked at a 9Health Fair.
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