April Designated to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Public Health

Health and Fitness

March 11, 2020

April Designated to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Public Health

According to the American Public Health Association’s website, “… every year chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths…Catching and preventing these illnesses and incidents before they develop are the key to improving our nation’s health.

At South Tulsa Baptist Church, we agree. This is why we is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on April 20th.

Screenings are fast, painless and affordable.  Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., yet, with preventive strategies, 80% of strokes can be prevented.

Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs.

A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.

Screening packages start at $139 (a $10 package discount is available when you register via the method(s) below). Single tests cost around $70.

Pre-registration is required.   For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment:

- call 1-800-690-6495

- go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitypartners

text the word circle to 797979

- register on facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/420587095145436/services/

- email Cheryl Porter at cporter@LLSA.com to reserve your appointment