Tricounty News

Health screening in Kimball

Residents living in and around the Kimball community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Kimball Church of Christ. Life Line Screening appointments will begin at 9 a.m. The complete screening package now includes a new heart rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke. Screenings are non-invasive and easy to obtain. They help identify potential health problems 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 access osteoporosis risk is also offered and appropriate for both men and women. Register for a Wellness Package with heart rhythm for $159. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of vascular screenings. Ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to local communities, bringing the screenings to local residents. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreenings.com. Pre-registration is required.