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VFW hosting stroke, osteoporosis screenings

Published 8:40am Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will host Life Line Screening on Thursday, April 24, at 300 Fourth Ave. NE in Austin.

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 avoid a strokes. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless 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 and is offered for both men and women.

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.


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