2013-05-02 / Lifestyles

Life Line screen coming May 18

MANISTIQUE – Residents living in and around the Manistique community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Manistique Senior Center will host “Life Line Screening” on May 18 at the Senior Center, 101 Main Street.

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. 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 (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.

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