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Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Coming to Mason, Texas
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014

Mason, Texas – Residents living in and around the Mason, Texas community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on 3/11/2014. The site is located at 325 E College Ave in Mason. Heino Erichsen from The Woodlands, TX, participated in a Life Line Screening event in January of 2009 and learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a blockage in his carotid artery. He writes, “Thank you for saving my life!”

Four key points every person needs to know:

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

80% 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, 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 $149. 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.

Screenings in Kansas are performed by Life Line Screening of America, LLS on behalf of Life Line Screening Physicians, P.A. In Texas: Physician authorization is required.  A Life Line Screening affiliated physician will provide authorization for you if you qualify. Screenings in California are provided by Life Line Mobile Screening.

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