Health and Wellness Special Section: Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Blaine

Published on Wed, Jan 18, 2012
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Blaine and Birch Bay residents have an opportunity to be screened to determine stroke or osteoporosis risk on February 1. 

Life Line Screenings will test for risk of stroke and osteoporosis on February 1 at American Legion Peace Arch post 86 at 4580 Legion Drive in Blaine. Screening packages start at $149, and pre-registration is required.

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, according to Life Line Screening. 

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.

All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information on the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 877/237-1287 or visit