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IU Northwest to host community health fair on Nov. 13

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

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

The Indiana University Northwest Office of Student Activities and the School of Nursing will host its annual health fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Savannah Center gymnasium.

Available services include lab work, free health screenings and health information. Organized by IU Northwest nursing seniors, this year’s fair is themed “Don’t Fumble with your Health, Be a Pro-Active Player.”

Lab workups include, but are not limited to: a health profile; glycohemoglobin (A1C), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings. Free health screenings include blood pressure screenings and bone density tests.

Lab work will be conducted between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Those participating in the health profile must fast for 12 hours and may only drink black coffee or water during the fast.

The health profile lab work is $17.05 for community members, $14.05 for IU Northwest faculty and staff, and free for students with a valid student ID. Prices will vary for additional lab work.

Payment for testing is due the day of the test. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Appointments are not necessary.

As a Northwest Indiana leader in health education, the IU Northwest School of Nursing and College of Health and Human Services are pleased to offer these important health screenings to the community.

The Savannah Center is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary

For more information, contact Clinical Coordinator Glenda Dexter-Brown at (219) 980-6619 or email her at

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About Indiana University Northwest

As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of more than 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home.  IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit

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