Stroke and osteoporosis screening coming to Rockford

From press release

MADISON, Wis.—Residents living in and around the Rockford, Ill. community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The First Evangelical Covenant Church will host Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 316 Wood Ave. in Rockford. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.

Four key points every person needs to know:

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

2. Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.

4. 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 $139. 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 the Web site at Pre-registration is required.

Life Line Screenings was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive screenings.

From the Dec. 16-22, 2009 issue

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