Stroke, osteoporosis screenings come to Sugar Grove

By on May 11, 2011

SUGAR GROVE—Residents living in and around the Sugar Grove community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., will host a Life Line Screening on Thursday, May 26.

Four key points every person needs to know:
• Stroke is the third-leading cause of death,
and a leading cause of permanent
disability.
• Eighty percent of stroke victims had no
apparent warning signs prior to
their stroke.
• Preventive ultrasound screenings can help
you avoid a stroke.
• 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 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifelinescreening.com or call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.