2004-01-30 / Community

Health Screenings Coming To Broad Channel

Health Screenings Coming To Broad Channel

Residents living in and around the Broad Channel community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.A0Life Line Screening Radi ology will be at the Broad Channel American Legion Post #1404 on Tues day, February 17.

A stroke, also known as a "brain attack", is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women.A0Through preventative screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.

Screenings are fast, painless and low cost.A0They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to:A0 block ed arteries, which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease.A0 Also offered, for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess the risk for osteoporosis.

Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete.A0 A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aor tic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $99.A0Sign-up for a complete vascular package; include the os teoporosis screening and pay $125.

Life Line Screening Radiology was established in 2002, and has since become the region’s leading provider of vascular screenings.A0Over 4 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your local community.A0These non-in vasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventative procedures.

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