Inflatable colon highlighted at Jerome Health Fair

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Hundreds of people gathered at the Jerome Recreation Center Saturday morning for the annual Jerome health fair.

A few hundred people came out to get their blood drawn, blood pressure checked, learn about general health care, and for kids, the importance of brushing their teeth.

The Mountain States Tumor institute had one of the biggest displays, an inflatable colon.

KMVT talked with someone from St. Luke's who explained the purpose of the inflatable organ.

“The colon has been very popular,” said Steve Turner, a clinical laboratory supervisor. “It's an inflatable colon, that people can walk under and they can learn about different things that can impact their general health with colon screenings, that our tumor institute has put up.”

Other booths offered glaucoma testing, information on home health and hospice, as well as water testing. In all about 500 people showed up.

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