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Healthy Happenings February 2010

Awaken Salon

Awaken Salon offers a wide variety of services including hair care, skin care, massages, artificial nails and natural nail health. Packages are available for children and adults. Children packages include up do’s, manicures, pedicures, and tea parties. Adult parties include Spa massages, facials, and pedicures. Catering is provided by Paradox Pizza. Awaken Salon provides guests with a comfortable atmosphere, trendy looks, and new techniques. Our new staff believes in continued education to ensure you get the best results and latest trends looks. All natural organic products are used to ensure fewer chemicals for better health and environment. Fine lingerie is in stock. Elegant Moments catalogs provide convenient ordering if the product you are looking for is not available immediately. During the month of February, Awaken Salon is offering packages for you and your loved one with full hour massages, pedicures, and European chocolates. Call to schedule your Valentine’s Day now.



Celebrating a New Decade in Healthcare

On February 20, 2010, Allen Memorial Hospital will host the Sixth Annual Community Health Fair at the Grand Center in Moab. The health fair offers members of the community an opportunity to meet healthcare professionals in a relaxed, fun atmosphere and leave with information regarding services available locally.

Individual departments from the hospital provide the backbone of the Fair through booths and other displays. The opportunity to have a low-cost blood test is available with blood draws made at the hospital for the two weeks preceding the event, from January 25 through February 5. Those who take advantage of this offer can retrieve their results during the fair’s hours. This year the pre-fair cash price is $50.00. Men may add a PSA test for an additional $15.00. The AMH laboratory provides a report of blood test results, which can then be taken to the person’s physician for follow up. Hospital professionals are available at several booths to discuss diet changes, take blood pressure, and provide information about prevention of injuries and illness. A favorite of adults and children alike is the AMH booth on infection control, offering information and activities about how to keep the germs at bay.

The diversity of the Moab health care community is apparent at the Health Fair. Naturopathic remedies, massage therapy, and information on whole foods are provided by several of our local practitioners, as is information of qi gong classes, acupressure, reflexology and a host of other health and wellness options. Many alternative medicine practitioners offer services in Moab and will be available to answer questions and help you understand naturopathic medicine and healing body therapies. Several local professionals also offer free massage therapy during fair hours.

Many of the vendors at the fair have participated every year. The Utah Highway Patrol traditionally provides information on vehicle safety, including the proper installation and use of child safety restraints. Mountainland Physical Therapy tests body fat percentage as a gauge of fitness, and the American Cancer Society “Reach to Recovery” program offers information regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis and support.

By attending the fair, one can obtain information about health services—both private and government programs—that are available in our community. Care of the elderly, Active Re-entry, home health care and respiratory services are all readily available in our area and representatives of these interests will be at the fair this year.

In order to add a measure of fun to the activities, many booths will have free items relating to their services, and vendors serving the hospital provide a wide variety of prizes for drawings that are held throughout the fair. Come early, stay long and have fun at this year’s Community Health Fair.


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