Life Line Screening

Our Mission

The mission of Life Line Screening is to make people aware of an undetected health problem and encourage these individuals to seek follow up care with their physicians. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality preventive screenings at an affordable rate.

Learn more about our Life Line Screening Hospital Partnership Program.

Visit our website for more health screening information or to view examples of the health screening packages we offer. 



Activity

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    What are my chances of dying if my aneurysm ruptures?

    Once an aneurysm reaches 5 to 6 cm in diameter, the risk of rupture is very high. If rupture occurs, there is approximately an 80 to 95% chance of death. Therefore, the majority of vascular surgeons would agree that a 5 to 6 cm aneurysm should be repaired immediately, unless other medical factors...Read More
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    Is a test for elevated liver enzymes included in routine blood testing?

    Liver enzymes are typically not included in routine blood testing. Ask your physician if he or she is specifically checking for elevated liver enzymes, or see if your laboratory report includes results for ALT and AST.

    It is recommended that your liver enzymes be tested at least once a year or as...Read More
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    What conditions should I be screened for to help prevent a stroke?

    Four out of five stroke victims have no apparent symptoms or warning signs. Simple, low-cost screenings help you identify a problem as early as possible. Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and carotid artery blockage are both significant risk factors for stroke. Having both screenings provides...Read More
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    Why should I have preventive screenings if I don't have health problems?

    Many people are at risk for diseases such as stroke and heart disease but experience no symptoms. Four out of five stroke victims have no apparent symptoms or warning signs. Likewise, osteoporosis is painless in early stages and most people are completely unaware of the condition until a fracture...Read More
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    How can peripheral artery disease (PAD) be prevented?

    PAD, like most vascular diseases, is greatly related to lifestyle choices. Keeping your weight at a healthy level, exercising regularly and not smoking are three key things you can do to keep from developing PAD. Genetics also plays a role, so if you have a family history of PAD, heart attack, diabetes...Read More
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    What is a disease risk assessment?

    Disease risk assessment is a scientific tool that uses quantitative data on health risk factors (like age, weight, cholesterol and glucose levels, family history of disease, etc.) to calculate a person’s risk of getting certain diseases/conditions. Read More
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    Is an ischemic stroke fatal?

    No, ischemic stroke is not always fatal. But it can cause significant disability. This disability can be very difficult to deal with for both the individuals who have the stroke and those that provide support. The exact nature of the brain damage will depend on where the stroke happens in the brain. Fortunately, 80%...Read More
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    Can I eat or drink before my preventive health screening?

    It depends on which screening you are having. Once you register for a screening, you will receive specific instructions. It is important for you to follow those directions in order to get the most accurate results. Read More
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    How is an aneurysm diagnosed?

    Ultrasound screenings are an accurate method of identifying abdominal aortic aneurysms, also known as AAAs. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless, safe, quick process to identify the tell-tale bulging of the aorta. While most people believe that AAAs occur only in men, recent research published in the Journal of Vascular...Read More
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    Can I have ankle-brachial index screening if I have heart disease?

    Yes. This is a very good reason to have the screening done. People who have heart disease are at higher risk for peripheral arterial disease. Likewise, people who have an abnormal ABI are 3 to 5 times more likely to have coronary artery disease. Read More
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    How accurate is a heel ultrasound as a screening tool for osteoporosis?

    The National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (NORA) Study, published December 12, 2001, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, assessed osteoporosis in 200,000 postmenopausal women using peripheral bone densitometers. The authors concluded that, while osteoporosis and low bone mass are reaching...Read More
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    Why should I be screened for osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis is painless in early stages and most people are completely unaware of the condition until a fracture occurs. That’s why we offer simple, low-cost screenings to help you identify a problem as early as possible.  Once you have screenings, your doctor can use the results to determine next...Read More
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    When do I need surgery for an aneurysm?

    Once an aneurysm reaches 5 to 6 cm in diameter, the risk of rupture is very high. If rupture occurs, there is approximately an 80 to 95% chance of death. Therefore, the majority of vascular surgeons would agree that a 5 to 6 cm aneurysm should be repaired immediately, unless other medical factors...Read More
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    Can I have ankle-brachial index screening if I have had a mastectomy?

    Yes. We take the pressure in the other arm and use that to formulate a ratio. We do this because when a patient has had surgery for breast cancer, usually lymph nodes under the arm are removed as well. Compression of the lymph system of the arm can lead to painful swelling for a long time.

    If you’ve...Read More
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    What are the five numbers I should know about my health?

    Life Line Screening was pleased to provide the "Know Your 5" screening for the Dr. Oz show. This screening highlighted the 5 important numbers everyone needs to know about their health. These numbers are:
    Weight
    Waist Size
    Blood Pressure
    Cholesterol
    Glucose (sugar)
    Knowing these numbers, and monitoring...Read More