Health screenings offered to the community

By Alyssa Evans

A day dedicated to health screenings is coming to Blaine.

Life Line Screening will provide health screenings to anyone at least 21 years old on August 11.

Screenings will be held at the American Legion Peace Arch Post 86, located at 4580 Legion Drive.

Screenings can provide information about an individual’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis and can also check cholesterol levels, kidney function, thyroid function and overall vascular health.

Risk factors include age, family history, smoking history, blood pressure, cholesterol and lifestyle habits, said Joelle Reizes, Life Line Screening communications director.

“Our goal is to make people aware of their risk factors and provide them with a look inside their body at a time when they are at risk but not yet sick,” Reizes said. “This allows the person and his or her doctor to analyze the situation and decide the best course for that person.”

Pre-registration is required for the August 11 event. To register, call 1/877-237-1287 or visit Packages start at $149. Consultants can help choose packages based on individual factors.

The event will be wheelchair accessible and have free parking.

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