2007-11-15 / Upcoming Events

Health screenings can save lives

Residents in the Jamestown area can be checked to reduce their risk of having a stroke or serious bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will be conducting screenings for blocked carotid arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries and bone density on Dec. 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

The screenings are important because of the silent and often debilitating nature of the conditions. The majority of strokes are caused by plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. Ruptured aneurysms are generally fatal. Those with peripheral arterial disease, called hardening of the arteries, are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

All four screenings take less than an hour to complete and cost $149, which includes a free osteoporosis test.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1- 877-237-1287.

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