Sat04192014

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Screenings for stroke available in Los Altos

Photo Courtesy Of Life Line Screening Life Line Screening conducts a series of screenings to assess patients' risk of stroke or bone fractures.

 

Life Line Screening has scheduled stroke and osteoporosis screenings Feb. 10 at the Los Altos Masonic Lodge, 146 Main St. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.

The screenings are designed to reduce risk of stroke or bone fractures.

According to Life Line, stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. Up to 80 percent of victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their strokes. Life Line aims to uncover health problems and encourages follow-up with a personal physician.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries, irregular heart rhythms, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, a strong predictor of heart disease.

A bone-density screening appropriate for men and women to assess the risk of osteoporosis is also offered.

The series of five screenings takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Screenings are noninvasive and painless. Packages start at $139.

Life Line Screening is the nation’s leading provider of preventive screenings. The company uses advanced ultrasound equipment, and screenings are performed by trained health-care professionals. Results are reviewed by board-certified physicians.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

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