East County residents vulnerable to stroke and osteoporosis can take advantage of a Life Line Screening event to be held at Grace Bible Fellowship, 657 McClarren Road in Brentwood, on Sept. 22 beginning at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a brain attack, is the third-leading killer in the world. Life Line's complete screening package includes a new heart rhythm screening that checks for irregular heartbeat, a major risk factor for stroke.
Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. They help identify potential health problems 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.
Life Line's Wellness Package with heart rhythm screening costs $149. All five screenings take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.