Stroke screenings, osteoporosis tests head to Kingston

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Roane Countians have an opportunity to be screened to reduce their risks of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Kingston Church of Christ’s family life center will host a University of Tennessee Medical Center Life Line screening on Aug. 11. The site is at 120 W. Spring St.

“I want to thank you very much, because this screening saved my life,” said Mary Davis of Oliver Springs about a recent Life Line screening.

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

Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

Preventive ultrasound screenings can help avoid a stroke.

Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless 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.

All screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Preregistration is required.

Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for an appointment and find out more about the screenings, including cost.