Screenings set Monday in Kulpmont

KULPMONT - Kulpmont Lions Club, 833 Chestnut St. (Route 61), will host Life Line Screening Monday. The event is being sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital.

According to Life Line, stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; 80 percent of stroke victims have no apparent warning signs. Preventive ultrasound screenings, which are fast, noninvasive and painless, can help, the company reports.

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 to 90 minutes to complete.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.