North Adams: Stroke, osteoporosis screenings offered

Monday April 1, 2013

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

The Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 116 Ashland St., will host Life Line Screening on Thursday, April 11.

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. Many sites offer finger-stick blood tests to check for cholesterol and glucose.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 697-9721 or visit Pre-registration is required.


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