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Health screenings set for Thayer

Thursday, October 17, 2002

THAYER -- The Oregon County Health Department will hold a community health screening Nov. 11 at the Thayer First Baptist Church.

According to officials from the health department, this will provide area residents the opportunity to spend a few minutes doing something that could save their lives.

Health department officials said life line screenings use non-invasive ultrasound to assess the risk of stroke and vascular disease. The tests will include a carotid artery screening an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and an ankle brachial index which screens for peripheral artery disease. Life line screening will also offer a bone density screening for both men and women, which assesses the risk of osteoporosis.

Health department officials said anyone interested in the screenings must register at least 24 hours in advance. Call 1-800-407-4557 for the cost of the screenings, more information or to schedule an appointment for the tests. Also at the the test screening site will be information on stroke, vascular disease and more.

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