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Stroke, osteoporosis screening set Sept. 20

September 26, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Residents living in and around Lehigh Acres can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. The complete screening package now includes a new Heart Rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

The Lehigh Regional Medical Center is sponsoring the event, presented by Life Line Screening, on Thursday, Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church of Lehigh, at 507 Sunshine Blvd. N. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m., said Diann Cimring, the marketing director.

A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

Screenings are fast, painless 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, Cimring said.

Register for a package of five screenings for $149. A single screening costs $60.

Combining Life Line Screening's preventive service with Lehigh Regional's diagnostic and treatment abilities creates a continuity of care that is unsurpassed in this area, Cimring said. Lehigh Regional Medical Center is located on Lee Boulevard.

Fact Box

To go

What

Complete screening package

When

Sept. 20 starting at 9 a.m.

Where

First Baptist Church of Lehigh, at 507 Sunshine Blvd. N.

For information about the hospital and services, visit: www.LehighRegional.com.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 690-0295.

Pre-registration is required.

 
 

 

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