Health fair takes place in Vail Valley Saturday
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – National Jewish Health will hold a Family Health & Wellness Fair at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The free Vail Valley event will feature health screenings, seminars and an appearance by skiing champion Jeff Olson.”Families in the Vail Valley could benefit greatly from National Jewish Health’s expertise by attending this event,” said Sandra B. Smyser, Superintendent of Eagle County Schools. “Nationwide, childhood respiratory issues, food allergies and asthma are very common, and this is a concern to many families.”National Jewish Health physicians and nurses will be on hand to answer health questions. Free screenings will include: lung-function testing, blood-oxygen levels, blood-pressure checks, and cardiopulmonary testing. Instruction on asthma inhaler technique and epinephrine use will also be provided.”This is a good opportunity for families in the Vail Valley to get advice and answers to their questions from nationally recognized experts in a relaxed informal, setting,” said Erwin Gelfand, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health.National Jewish Health pediatric pulmonologist Marzena Krawiec, MD, will lead a free seminar titled, “Does My Child Have Asthma? What Should I Do About It?”David Fleischer, MD, will be “Breaking Down the Myths of Food Allergy.”Cardiologist Kern Buckner, MD, and Jeff Olson, three-time national downhill ski champion, will lead a seminar on enhancing athletic performance.”We are thrilled to be partnering with National Jewish on this event,” said Chris Romer of the Vail Valley Partnership. “This fair is a great example of the commitment of National Jewish Health to quality pediatric healthcare in the Vail Valley.”For more information on seeing a National Jewish Health physician in the Vail Valley, call 1-800-621-0505.