Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 31, 2013

First United Methodist sponsors health screenings

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Residents living in and around the Corsicana community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening May 9. The site is located at 320 N. 15th St. in Corsicana. Heino Erichsen from The Woodlands participated in a Life Line Screening event in January 2009 and learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a blockage in his carotid artery. He writes, “Thank you for saving my life!”

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, non-invasive, 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 $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at Pre-registration is required.