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January 1, 2013 at 10:50am

Health Fair: Free and low cost health assessments in Tacoma

RANKOS STADIUM PHARMACY: Bright and shiny on New Year's Day.

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After a holiday season filled with cookies, cakes, candy and over-indulgent meals, why not find out how your health is doing? Really, there's no better way to start the year off with a bang and snap you out of your holiday health madness. That's right. No more fruitcake breakfast extravaganzas for you!

Jan. 2 to 4, Rankos Pharmacy - Stadium District's favorite historical pharmacy - is hosting a Health Fair and Open House. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, attendees can enjoy free health screenings and more.

Don't have insurance? No problem. Screenings, tests and vaccinations are all free or cheap for all.

"Rankos Pharmacy is offering Health Fairs to address the need for free and low cost health assessments in the community," says Liz Rankos, pharmacy manager. "We are excited to provide these services on an easily accessible, walk-in, professional and confidential setting. Many people are under- or uninsured. At Rankos, we provide free and low cost health screenings to the Tacoma community in the hope that we can reach people who would like to know more about their current health status."

Tests on tap include $25 cholesterol tests and $26 flu shots. Pneumonia and whooping cough shots are also available. Completely free health screenings include bone density tests, blood pressure, blood glucose, foot exams and diabetic shoe fittings.

Rankos will donate $3 for every flu shot given to either Stadium High School Booster, First Presbyterian School or Central Church. Get poked and help the community.

For the first 50 people who show up, there will be free gift bags loaded with health-oriented freebies.

The event also promises plenty of prizes and snacks during the event. People who get one of the free or low-cost screenings will be entered into a raffle to win a Crabtree & Evelyn body product gift basket worth $100.

RANKOS PHARMACY, HEALTH FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2-FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 101 N. TACOMA AVE., TACOMA, 253.383.2411

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