The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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March 13, 2013

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Tarboro

TARBORO — Residents living in and around Tarboro can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Braswell Center, located at 1501 Western Blvd., will host Life Line Screening on Friday, March 22. Servio Manderochio of Holly Springs attended a Life Line Screening and said, “I can’t begin to thank you enough. The screening you performed saved my life.”

\The screenings have a core focus on stroke prevention, providing testing for the three leading causes of stroke including high blood pressure, carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation.

Four key points every person needs to know:

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

• 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke

• Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you 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, high blood pressure 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 approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit or website at  HYPERLINK "" Pre-registration is required.


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