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IU Northwest School of Nursing to host annual health fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Campus and community members may obtain lab tests, health screenings, and information on healthy living

Senior students with the Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing will host their annual health fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Savannah Center Gymnasium. Available services will include blood work, free health screenings, and health information.

The theme for this year’s fair is “Don’t Monkey Around: Go Bananas for Good Health!” This event is open to the campus and to Northwest Indiana residents.

Services at this year’s fair will include: lipid, metabolic and hemagram profiles; blood pressure and bone-density screenings; and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which screens for prostate cancer in men ages 40 to 50 years and older.

Seasonal flu shots (not H1N1) typically have been administered at the fair, but it remains uncertain whether supplies of seasonal flu vaccine will be available this year. If seasonal flu shots are available, they will cost $30 each, except for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards.

IU Northwest students may receive health profiles for free with student ID. Tests are $15.60 for faculty and staff and just $18 for the public. The PSA test is $17.50 for everyone. Blood-test recipients must fast for 12 hours and may only drink black coffee or water during the fast.

Payment for testing is due the day of the test. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Blood draws will be conducted in Savannah 205-206 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Assorted health-related groups and organizations will have booths at this year’s fair. The Savannah Center is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway.

As a Northwest Indiana leader in health education, the IU Northwest School of Nursing and the College of Health and Human Services are pleased to offer these important health screenings to the community. For more information, contact Clinical Coordinator Glenda Dexter-Brown at (219) 980-6619, or email her at



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Christopher Sheid

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A variety of services, such as the massage treatment pictured here, are available at the annual IU Northwest health fair. This year's fair will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Savannah Gymnasium.
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