Stroke Screening Monday at Penick Village
Residents of the Southern Pines area can be screened Monday to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Penick Village at 100 E. Rhode Island Extension in Southern Pines will host Life Line Screening. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.
According to Life Line, stroke is the third-leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. It also says 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient. They 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.
Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Anyone needing more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment can call toll-free (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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