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Provider to offer stroke, osteoporosis screenings

By Staff | Oct 15, 2009

Life Line Screening, a provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer stroke and osteoporosis tests Oct. 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The screenings are by appointment only from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will test cardiovascular conditions — blocked arteries, irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and artery hardening — as well as bone density in men and women.
At the end of the screening, residents will know whether they are at risk for a stroke or bone fracture.
Strokes are the third leading cause of death, according to Life Line Screening, and 80 percent of stroke victims had no warning signs beforehand.
The screenings offered at the church are non-invasive, painless and fast.
Depending on what patients have screened, the procedures should last from 60 to 90 minutes. Packages start at $139.
Stephanie Burgin, an assistant to the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, said 61 people have registered to be screened.
“This is the first time we are having it because we just had the flu shots,” she said. “It is not considered really expensive since it is a lot more than that in the hospitals.”
Life Line Screening has tested more than 6 million people since being founded in 1993 and hosts more than 20,000 screening events nationwide.
Church officials are hoping that people can prevent future health problems with the screenings.
“I believe in the power of prevention,” Burgin said.
For more information or to pre-register, call (877) 237-1287 or visit: www.lifelinescreening.com.