AUBURN – Area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke when Life Line Screening is at Edward Little High School, 77 Harris St., on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Appointments will begin at 10 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be reduced.

Screenings involve the use of ultrasound technology and scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, which can lead to a stroke; aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a predictor of heart disease. Also offered is a bone density screening to assess risk for osteoporosis.

Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. The complete vascular package, include the osteoporosis screening, is $129.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, those interested can call 1-800-697-9721. Preregistration is required.



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