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Life Line to perform health screenings

IRONTON — Residents living in and around Ironton can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

The VFW Post 8850 will host Life Line Screening on April 3.

The post is located at 3028 S. Third St. in Ironton. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.

Four key points every person needs to know:

1. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.

2. 80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.

4. 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 our website at www.lifelinescreening.com.

Pre-registration is required.

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.

Packages start at $139.

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

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