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Stroke and osteoporosis screening coming to Tyrone next week

Residents living in and around the Tyrone community can soon be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
Life Line Screening is scheduled to be at the Tyrone American Legion Post No. 281 on February 26, and appointments will begin at 10 a.m.
The complete screening package now includes a new heart rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the leading cause of nursing home admissions.
Stroke often occurs without warning, but painless screenings can help identify risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for physicians to begin preventive procedures.
Screenings are non-invasive and easy to obtain. 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.
Interested individuals can register for a wellness package with heart rhythm for $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
According to information provided by Life Line Screening, the company was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of vascular screenings. Ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to local communities, bringing the screenings to local residents.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit the website at www.lifelinescreening.com.
Pre-registration is required.