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 the Holy Family Catholic Church, 607 Sabattus St., on Thursday, May 12. 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 the risk for osteoporosis.

Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the three screenings, is $109. Inclusion of the osteoporosis screening will cost $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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