Residents living in and around the Minocqua community can reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture by attending the Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Aug. 13. at the Minocqua community center.
Those considering a screening should keep in mind these four key facts:
• 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.
• Preventative ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.
• Screenings are fast, non-invasive, 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 $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.