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.