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Stroke, osteoporosis screenings will be offered Jan. 11
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Life Line screenings for risk of stroke or bone fractures are scheduled for Jan. 11 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.

Appointments may be made beginning at 9 a.m. and will take 60 to 90 minutes. The cost is $139 or more. The screenings are noninvasive and painless.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of permanent disability, and often has no warning signs. The screenings can identify conditions that may lead to a stroke, such as blocked arteries or irregular heart rhythm.

A bone density screening can assess the risk of osteoporosis, and are appropriate for men and women.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

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