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Stroke, osteoporosis screenings in Vergennes

— Residents living in and around the Vergennes, Vermont community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Peter’s catholic Church Parish Hall will host Life Line Screening on March 3. The site is located at 85 S. Maple St. in Vergennes.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability 80percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke

Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke.

Life Line 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.

Packages start at $159.

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com.Pre-registration is required.

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