Residents living in and around the Brazil community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Life Line Screening, the nation's leading provider of preventive health screenings, will be at the First Christian Church on Dec. 15.
The site is locate at 1875 West United States 40, Brazil. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States and often occurs without warning. In fact, four out of five people who suffer a stroke have no apparent warning signs prior to the stroke. The good news is that with early detection, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Recommended essential screenings include Stroke/Carotid Artery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aortic Aneurysm and Peripheral Arterial Disease. The Carotid Artery screening uses ultrasound to identify blockages in the arteries in your neck, a leading cause of stroke. The Atrial Fibrillation screening checks for an irregular heart beat and the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening looks for a ballooning of the largest artery in the body. Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease checks for blockages in the arteries of the arms and legs, a condition that leaves the individual at 4-5 times higher risk of hear disease.
Additional screenings can be added for more comprehensive risk assessment and include C-Reactive Protein, a blood marker for vascular disease and diabetes, complete Lipid Panel including HDL/LDL and total cholesterol, Glucose, a measure of blood sugar level which can determine your risk for diabetes; and an ultrasound screening for Osteoporosis.
Pick any four screenings for $140. All eight screenings for only $199. Screenings are painless, accurate and affordable.
For more information, visit www.lifeline-screening.com, or call 1-800-643-6188.