Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Middlesboro

Staff Report

January 16, 2014

Residents living in and around the Middlesboro community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

First Presbyterian Church will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 23.

The site is located at 231 North 20th Street in Middlesboro. Beverly Reed of Benton attended a Life Line Screening. She said, “I want to thank you for saving my life.”

The program stresses four key points every person needs to know. These include:

  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability;
  • Eighty 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.

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. This test is appropriate for men and women.

Packages start at $149.

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com.

Pre-registration is required.