Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Truckee
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Residents in and around Truckee can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Tahoe Forest Church will host Life Line Screening on Dec. 20, 2012. The site is located at 10214 High St. in Truckee. Richard Bennet from Woodland Hills, Calif. participated in a Life Line Screening event in March 2008 and learned he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He wrote, “I feel as though Life Line Screening saved my life and can’t thank you enough!”
Four key points about stroke
• 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, 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 http://www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Screenings in California are provided by Life Line Mobile Screening.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Nobility of character has fallen out of favor with us Americans. Our founding fathers had it, though they neglected to document the possession of it as an essential ingredient for election to office. I think…