Local residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The American Legion Peace Arch Post #86 will host Life Line Screening on November 8. The site is located at 4580 Legion Drive in Birch Bay.
Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
Four key points every person needs to know:
1. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.
2. Nearly 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.
4. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions 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.
Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 6 to 90 minutes to complete.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877/237-1287 or visit their website at www.lifelinescreening.com
. Pre-registration is required.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of preventive screenings.