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Health screenings coming to Lander
May 7, 2013 - From staff reports
Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview Drive, will host Life Line Screening on May 17.
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 before their stroke
- Preventive ultrasound screenings can help people avoid a stroke
- Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.life
linescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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.