Stroke, osteoporosis screenings

6/13/2014, 6 p.m.

Men and women can get screened for stroke and osteoporosis on June 25 at Rehoboth Presbyterian Church in Decatur.

Life Line Screening is providing the service at the event, which is sponsored by DeKalb Medical.

Screening, which is fast, noninvasive and painless, identifies potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, a strong predictor of heart disease.

A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

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

Health officials say that preventive ultrasound screenings can help adults avoid a stroke. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Pre-registration is required.

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church is at 2729 Lawrenceville Highway.

For the cost of packages, more information and to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifelinescreening.com or call 1-877-237-1287.