An opportunity to achieve your New Year’s resolution to be healthy has arrived in Murray and Provo during the last week of January and into early February.
On Jan. 30, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) will be holding a free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic between 8:15 and 11:30 a.m. in Suite 1709 of the Utah County Health and Justice Building, located at 151 S. University Avenue in Provo.
With more than a million new cases of skin cancer occurring each year, the UCHD encourages prevention and treatment of skin cancers.
Doctors and medical personnel will review skin conditions for individuals and will be looking for abnormalities that might indicate or lead to skin cancer. Referrals will be made for individuals considered to be at risk to local dermatologists. Educational materials regarding protection from the sun and free samples of skin products will also be distributed.
In addition, on Feb. 9, the Intermountain Medical Health Center will be hosting its 2013 Community Healthy Heart Fair at its Murray location at 5300 South State Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will have free EKG screenings, cholesterol and glucose tests and will allow people to become more educated about the health of their hearts.
Blood pressure and body fat analysis checks will be performed by specialists from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, which is sponsoring the fair.
Jess Gomez, spokesman for the Intermountain Medical Center, believes the fair provides a great way for everyone to learn how they can improve the health of their hearts.
“We’ve been holding this fair for the past couple of years, and it is a great opportunity to come and take advantage of the resources the center provide,” he said. “It also is good to see where you stand with your heart health.”
Donald Lappe, M.D., chief of cardiology at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, agrees that people should come participate at the fair.
“There will be lots of resources and information available at the fair, so it’s a great opportunity for people to learn how they can take steps to enhance their heart health,” he said.
Among those resources will be a free heart-healthy cookbook and cooking demonstrations, physician presentations, lectures, workshops and heart service displays with the latest treatment options and newest cardiac technology.
For additional information about the EKG and heart screenings, call the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center at 801.507.4701. For an appointment or for questions about the skin cancer screening, call 801.851.7038 or visit UtahCountyHealth.org.