Screenings Set At Senior Center For Stroke Risks And Osteoporosis

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The warming weather Saturday beckoned these two anglers to Green Valley Park lake where they did a little backyard fishing. The park and its lake and other amenities are one of the Rim Country’s hidden jewels in any kind of weather. Its resident and visiting birds are entertaining to watch and you can even see a bald eagle watching for dead fish along the shore.

Residents living in and around Payson can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fractures. The Payson Senior Center will host Life Line Screening March 26. The center is at 514 W. Main St. in Payson. Appointments for screening tests start at 9 a.m.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. There are no apparent warning signs prior to a stroke for 80 percent of victims.

Preventive ultrasound screenings can help 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 and is appropriate for both men and women.

A package offering the four vascular screens and one bone density test costs approximately $140.

Call 1-800-697-9721 to learn more about the screenings or to make an appointment.

Information can also be found at the Web site www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration for screenings is required.

Life Line Screening was established in 1993.

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