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Life Line screenings for vascular health to be offered at sites across Central Jersey

Release date: 6/27/2014

Life Line screenings for vascular health  to be offered at sites across Central Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a series of simple, potentially lifesaving screenings in July and August to assess risk for stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysms and other vascular diseases. Known as Life Line Screening, the ultrasound technology offered in these tests can determine a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease, which is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States for both men and women.

 These are the same screenings that a personal physician can order but are typically not paid for by insurance unless an individual already has symptoms of cardiovascular disease. The screenings have proved to be safe and accurate in detecting a person’s risks for stroke and vascular disease – so an individual and their doctor can do something about it before it is too late.

 The battery of tests includes five painless screenings for stroke, vascular disease, heart rhythm and osteoporosis for $149, a savings of $129 if each of those tests were purchased separately. Life Line Screening has screened nearly 8 million men and women, and thousands of those customers report that they believe the screenings have saved their lives.

Life Line has partnered with Saint Peter’s University Hospital to provide screenings throughout central New Jersey. Stroke screenings will be available at the following locations. Preregistration is required. Call 1-877-557-7497 to register and for additional information.

All screenings will be held at 9 a.m. Dates and locations are:


    Tuesday, July 1 - Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway
    Monday, July 14 - St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Marlboro
    Thursday, July 17 - Christian Community Chapel, Hillsborough
    Tuesday, July 22 - Clarence Dillon Public Library, Bedminster
    Friday, July 25 - Flemington Assembly of God Church, Flemington
    Saturday, July 26 - Old First Church, Middletown
    Tuesday, July 29 - Sayreville Senior Center, Sayreville
    Saturday, August 2 - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Old Bridge
    Wednesday, August 6 - United Reformed Church, Somerville
    Thursday, August 7 -  Scotch Hills Country Club, Scotch Plains
    Tuesday, August 12 - West Belmar United Methodist Church, Belmar
    Wednesday, August 13 - Highland Park Senior Center, Highland Park
    Friday, August 15 - Colonia VFW Post 6061, Colonia
    Thursday, August 21 - Comfort Inn Suites, Tinton Falls
 
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, women’s services, and ambulatory care. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including pediatric cardiology through its affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine and is an academic affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Saint Peter’s also sponsors residency programs in radiology and orthopedic surgery. Visit www.saintpetersuh.com for more information.

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