- Published on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
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.