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Stroke and bone screenings set for Middlebury May 3

MIDDLEBURY-Residents living in and around the Middlebury, Vt. community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Ilsley Public Library will host Life Line Screening May 3 at 75 Main St., Middlebury.

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. Approximately 80 percent 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.

The screenings in Middlebury will 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 $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit the Web site at www.lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.

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