Residents living in and around the Norwalk community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life line screening will be at the First Baptist Church of Norwalk March 19. The site is located at 67 E. Main St.. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third-leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.
"Neil had no symptoms, and would have never known if we hadn't gone to the life line screening." said Sue and Neil Webster, of Cincinnati.
All four screenings take less than an hour to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. Sign-up for a complete vascular package include the osteoporosis screening and pay only $129..
For more information, call (800) 697-9721 or visit the Web atwww.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.