Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Eupora

From press reports

 

Residents living in and around the Eupora, Mississippi community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on 6/17/2013. The site is located at 520 W Fox Ave in Eupora. James Neal Sr. of Ripley, MS attended a Life Line Screening and said, “Your test might have saved my life or prevented me from having a stroke”.

Four key points every person needs to know:

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

80% 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 $159. 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 our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.