Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening Coming to Clearwater in January
LARGO - Residents living in and around the Clearwater communities can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening which checks for irregular heartbeat, a major risk factor for stroke.
Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, will be at the Faith United Church of Christ on January 6th and the Bay Aristocrat Village on January 12th. The site is located at 2401 Drew Street in Clearwater. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. The Village is located at 18675 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit the Life Line Screening website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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% of strokes can be prevented.
Screenings are painless, accurate and affordable. They help identify potential health problems 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.
Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.
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