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Borgess sponsors health screenings

Published 9:29am Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Residents living in and around the Dowagiac community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Dowagiac City Hall will host Life Line Screening on July 2, 2014. The site is located at 241 S Front St. in Dowagiac. Steve Hennigar of Oscoda, Michigan attended a Life Line Screening and said, “I’m sure Life Line Screening saved my life”.  This event is being Sponsored By: Borgess

Four key points every person needs to know:

• 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

• 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 our website at Pre-registration is required.

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