Mountain Area residents will have the opportunity to be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture on Nov. 17 at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B.
The screening are being provided by Life Line Screening, a company based in Independence, Ohio.
According to the company, there are four key points every person needs to know:
>Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.
>80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
>Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.
>Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many sites offer finger-stick blood tests to check for cholesterol and glucose.
Screening packages start at $159.
All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Life Line Screening was established in 1993 and has since become the nations leading provider of preventive screenings.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1 (800) 697-9721 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.