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Stroke and osteoporosis screening coming to Perham April 28

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Residents living in and around the Perham community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St Paul's Lutheran Church will host Life Line Screening on April 28. The site is located at 500 6th Avenue SW in Perham. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.

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Four key points every person needs to know:

1. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability

2. 80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke

3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke

4. 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.

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 www.lifeline screening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Life Line Screening was established in 1993 and has since become the nation's leading provider of preventive screenings.

You may also visit the online press room located on their web site: www.lifeline screening.com.

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