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Special to the Herald Times
RANGELY I Residents living in and around Rangely can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Colorado Northwestern Community College will host Life Line Screening on June 4, 2011. The site is located at 500 Kennedy Drive in Rangely.
Four key points every person needs to know:
• 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.
Screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.