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Agriculture

Stroke detection screening set for March 20

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will host a wellness screening from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at 535 Elm Place in Princeton.

Stroke is a major public health concern. The mortality rate, medical cost and disability burden for those suffering a stroke is significant and disturbing.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and kills more woman than breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, most people don’t notice a sign or symptom until after a stroke occurs. That’s why stroke is commonly referred to as the “silent killer.” Early detection is the key to saving lives and saving health expense.

Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile vascular screening company, uses ultrasound technology to detect blockages in arteries and vessels of the body. The screenings performed include carotid arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis.

Farm Bureau members will receive all four tests for $100, which equates to a $35 savings off of the $135 community price.

Appointments are necessary. To set up an appointment, call toll-free 877-732-8258.

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