Stroke and osteoporsis screening coming to AlexandriaResidents living in and around the Alexandria community can be screened to help prevent a stroke.
Residents living in and around the Alexandria community can be screened to help prevent a stroke.
Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, will be at the Alexandria Eagles Club on January 19. The site is located at 526 North Nokomis in Alexandria. Appointments will begin at 10 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States and often occurs without warning. In fact, four out of five people who suffer a stroke have no apparent warning signs prior to the stroke. The good news is that with early detection, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Screenings are painless, accurate 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.
Register for a wellness package with heart rhythm for $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.