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2013 Health Fair

The NRAO-NM Wellness Program, Astrophytness, is pleased to present a Health Fair at both the SOC and the VLA during the week of November 4-7.
This Fair is free for all NRAO-NM employees and their dependents, age 18 or older, who are covered by the NRAO Cigna health care plan.
The Fair includes the following:
  1. Cigna online health assessment (found at
  2. fasting bloodwork tests
  3. BMI, blood pressure, pulse, and waist measurements
  4. one-on-one discussion with a nurse about health issues
  5. healthy breakfast for fasting attendees
  6. follow-up presentations by Dr. Jill Campbell
To sign-up for this Fair, please contact Connie Gallegos at 835-7313 or We need an accurate head count so please sign up by Friday, November 1.

It is important to bring a filled-out Cigna health assessment to the Fair.

Fitness Assessments

Melissa Begay is scheduled to give fitness assessments on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 7.

Health Screenings

These are the locations and times for the Health Fair health screenings:

Monday, November 4, in the SOC Auditorium,, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 5, in the SOC Auditorium,, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 7, in the VLA Cafeteria, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

The medical screening includes filling out an online Cigna health assessment, bloodwork, measuring blood pressure, using weight and height to determine body mass index
(BMI), measuring waist size, and discussing individually with a nurse the health assessment and other health issues. Privacy screens will be provided.

Bloodwork Tests
  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  2. Lipid Panel, fasting
  3. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), offered
  4. Hemoglobin A1C
  5. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, fasting
Note: to learn more about a bloodwork test, click on the test name above to go to a WebMD webpage.

The thyroid (TSH) test generally is given to attendees with thyroid problems, females over 40, and attendees with a family history of thyroid problems.
Please fill out the form and tell the lab tech if you choose to have these offered tests.

In order for the bloodwork test results to be accurate, Fair attendees must fast for 10-12 hours prior to their health screening appointment; please drink water
during the fast to avoid dehydration.

A free breakfast will be provided for fasting attendees.

To ensure privacy, the results from the bloodwork tests will only be placed in the NRAO mailbox of each attendee. No one else will receive these results. If your test results
are very different from past results, check the test reference range and attend Dr. Campbell's presentations.

Physician's Presentations

Dr. Jill Campbell will give presentations about the Fair test results on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the VLA Cafeteria and on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4-5 p.m. in the
SOC Auditorium. Healthy food will be served!

These Fair follow-up presentations will be given after test results have been received by the participants. Dr. Jill will discuss in general terms what normal results are,
what abnormal results mean, and she will suggest interventions that might assist in getting test results back to normal. There will also be a question and answer session.

It is important to bring your health screening results to these presentations.

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