Residents living in and around the Brentwood community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Life Line screenings will be held May 17 at 9 a.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane.
Four key points every person needs to know:
1. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. 2. Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.
4. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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.
Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive screenings.