Lehigh Acres, FL (September 6, 2012) - LRMC is partnering with Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive screenings to stop stroke and hip fractures in their tracks. Screening can identify risk factors that lead to stroke or fractures before these disabling or deadly events occur. The next screening is at First Baptist Church, 507 Sunshine Blvd., North, in Lehigh Acres on September 20, 2012.
“Combining Life Line Screening’s preventive service with Lehigh Regional’s diagnostic and treatment abilities creates a continuity of care that is unsurpassed in this area,” says Diann Cimring, Marketing Director at LRMC. “We have a commitment to the community to prevent catastrophic events like stroke and hip fractures, and this partnership is an important part of that commitment.”
Provided screenings include:
Studies show how important these screenings are, because stroke strikes every 45 seconds and claims a life every three minutes. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of adult disability. Osteoporosis related fractures strike an astonishing one out of every two women and one out of every four men aged 50 and over.
These diseases are considered “silent killers” that strike with no previous symptoms or only subtle ones. In fact, half of all stroke victims are asymptomatic. A simple screening may prevent death or disability.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Lehigh Regional,” says Colin Scully, Life Line Screening Chairman and CEO. “Life Line Screening is dedicated to helping people live fuller, healthier lives, and this partnership is a concrete example of putting that mission into practice.”
A special Wellness Package of all four screenings is available for only $149. The whole process takes less than an hour.
To pre-register for a screening contact Life Line Screening at www.lifelinescreening.com or call 1-800-690-0295 to make an appointment.