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Local blood draws give window into your health

(From left) Liz Bacom, Jessica Fetters, Laurie Miller, Nancy Higgins, and Cindy Fisher stand in front of the "Siemens Dimension Chemistry Analyser" screening machine in the Petersburg Medical Center. Photo/Angela Denning

(From left) Liz Bacom, Jessica Fetters, Laurie Miller, Nancy Higgins, and Cindy Fisher stand in front of the “Siemens Dimension Chemistry Analyser” screening machine in the Petersburg Medical Center. Photo/Angela Denning

Advances in technology have made knowing your health a lot easier. Medical equipment at the Petersburg Medical Center allows local lab workers to read fine details of a person’s blood, to find out how their sugar and cholesterol levels are doing and much more. Every other year, Petersburg residents get a chance to check their blood through blood draws associated with the Petersburg Health Fair.

The blood draws have been going on for about the last thirty years. To find out more, Angela Denning spoke with Liz Bacom and Jessica Fetters with the Petersburg Medical Center:

The Health Fair happens April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community gym. People can pick up their blood draw results there. The results will NOT be mailed out this year so people must pick them up at the fair. If you miss the fair, you can pick them up later at the lab.

Here is a link to the Health Fair and scheduling.

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