LEWISTON – Residents living in and around the Lewiston area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at St. Joseph’s Parish, 253 Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Appointments will begin at 9 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.

Screenings are fast and painless. They 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 for men and women is a bone density screening to assess their 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), is $109. Sign up for a complete vascular package and include the osteoporosis screening for $129.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-registration is required.


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