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Stroke, osteoporosis screening comes to Addison County, Vt.

VERGENNES - Residents of Addison County can be screened to reduce their risk of a stroke or bone fracture. A special set of screenings will be held at Victory Baptist Church, located at 862 Route 7, in Vergennes. The Life Line Screening will be held one day, Wednesday, March 2.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries-all strong predictors of stroke.

Bone density screenings will also be offered for both women and men.

To enroll in the special screening in Vergennes, call 1-877-237-1287. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Screenings start at $139. You must pre-register.

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