Residents living in and around the Milwaukee, Wisconsin community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. American Legion Post #537 will host Life Line Screening on 12/12/2012. The site is located at 9159 W Beloit Rd in Milwaukee. George Hoffman of Kansasville, WI attended a Life Line Screening and said, “You saved my life. You found an aneurysm that I didn’t know I had”.
Four key points every person needs to know:
• Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability
• 80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke
• Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke
• Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient
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 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website atwww.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
by Associated Press
New York — ABC’s Robin Roberts has come home from the hospital three weeks after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
After thanking her doctors and nurses and singing “Amen,” the “Good Morning America” host began the next stage of recovery from MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. Her sister was the donor for her bone marrow.
While leaving the hospital after a month is a big first step. Roberts’ doctor explained that it still will take time for the patient to gather strength and build up her immune system.
“Good Morning America,” now the top-rated network morning show, aired a story about Wednesday’s homecoming. The show has brought in occasional celebrity guest hosts such as Stephen Colbert to fill in for Roberts.