Healthy Living

Stroke risk, osteoporosis screenings July 2

Residents living in and around Newnan can be screened to learn their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Newnan Church of Christ will host a visit by Life Line Screening July 2. The site is at 2675 Highway 34 East in Newnan.

Thomas Abbott of Marietta, GA attended a Life Line Screening and said, "I do want to thank you and your team for saving my life." This event is being sponsored by: A.V.S., Eric D. Wellons, M.D., and James M. Combs, M.D.

According to Lifeline Screening, there are four key points every person needs to know:

• Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.

• 80 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, say Lifeline representatives.

A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women, they said.

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.



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