The fair begins this Friday and continues on through Saturday. It starts at 10 a.m. on both days and ends at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. This year's event will feature over a dozen booths and exhibits. Davis Hospital representatives will be present to offer free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, body fat and cholesterol. "We always have a great turnout," said Lora Kier, the hospital's director of community relations, who has been involved in the event every year since it started. "Although screenings of this type should not be used as a replacement for an annual exam with a physician, it is a great opportunity for Fair participants," said Kier. "We encourage those in the community to come out and take advantage of the free screenings offered at the Health Fair."
There will also be prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for men at a discounted rate of $10 or $8 for senior citizens. The American Cancer Society will also be present.
For seniors wanting information about the new prescription Medicare Part D plans, health care professionals will be on hand to advise the participants.
A number of chiropractors will also be at the event for people with spinal issues.
"Overall participants and vendors that I have talked to have been satisfied," said Gene Milne, director over the fair and advertising manager at the Davis County Clipper.
Milne developed the idea for the health fair years ago. "We felt there was a need for it in the community," he said. Having been alerted to of an existing medical condition of his own at the health fair held two years ago, Milne says it is definitely worth attending.