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Stroke, Bone Fracture Screenings available Oct. 5
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MONROE - VFW Post 2312 will host Life Line screenings for residents living in and around the Monroe community on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the post home, 1428 17th St., Monroe.

The preventive ultrasound screenings are designed to help people avoid a stroke or bone fracture and are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient, officials said in a release.

According to the organization providing the screenings, stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability, and 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke. 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.

Screening packages start at $139, and all five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.