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Stroke, osteoporosis screening - Coldspring Nov. 17
San Jacinto News- Times - November 2008
HOUSTON - Residents living in and around the Coldspring, Texas community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening which checks for irregular heartbeat, a major risk factor for stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Coldspring Community Center on November 17th. The site is located at 101 E. Cedar Ave. in Coldspring. Appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening. com. Pre-registration is required. A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world. Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. They help identify potential health problems 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. Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All fi ve screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For interested residents, fi nger-stick blood tests and liver enzyme screenings are also available. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive screenings.