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Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Auburn

Residents living in the Auburn area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Neighborhood Chapel, 209 M St. NE, hosts a Life Line Screening on Tuesday, March 26.

Four key points every person needs to know:

• 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

• Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke

• Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient

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

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

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. Many sites offer finger-stick blood tests to check for cholesterol and glucose.

Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of preventive screenings.

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