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Overland High School hosts 9Health Fair for students, families and community
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Jose Alamo and his wife Luz do everything they can to keep themselves and their three children healthy.

“It’s important for my wife and me – we want to take care of ourselves and our children,” Alamo said.

But that isn’t always easy, especially since they don’t currently have health insurance. That’s one of the main reasons they visited the 9Health Fair at Overland High School on Oct. 3. There, the Alamo family and more than 150 other visitors found a wide range of professional, potentially life-saving health screenings, offered at low or no cost.

Taking pulse.jpgFree screenings for children included oral health fluoride varnishes, vision and hearing tests and developmental milestone screenings. No-cost screenings for adults included height, weight and body mass index checks, pulse and blood pressure checks and even stress assessments.

Guests could also pay a small fee for a blood chemistry screening, which provides information on blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides and other areas, and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other serious conditions.

The Alamo family took advantage of free flu shots and also got sports physicals for their two older children.  

The event was staffed by medical professionals who volunteer their time, along with school nurses from the Cherry Creek School District. Students from Overland’s National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Black Women Leaders, the Muslim Student Alliance, the Pre-Med Club and students taking Health Occupation Sciences, also volunteered at the fair.

“That was my favorite part,” said Christine Mueller, Overland’s school nurse. “I want our students to know health is important and that they can be role models for their siblings and their parents and that they can teach others. We can really help our community be more aware of healthy habits and healthy living.”

Mueller hopes to host a 9Health Fair at Overland again next year. Founded in 1970 by the National Institutes of Health and 9NEWS, the 9Health Fair advances health awareness and provides people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health.  

Posted 10/6/2015 12:04 PM
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