Created: 2/15/10 (Mon) | Topic: Events
Stroke Detection Plus screenings coming to Dickinson, Bismarck
Farm Bureau members aged 40 or above are encouraged to sign up for a Stroke Detection Plus screening if they have one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol or a family medical history of heart disease or stroke.
“With Stroke Detection Plus, we want to start testing people when they are 40 or 50, because we want to catch it at an early stage before it becomes life-threatening,” McGlothlen says. “That way, you and your doctor know it’s there, and you can continue to work on it, and maybe it motivates you to make some changes.”
Lifestyle changes, such as exercise and a healthy diet, can make a difference in helping to lower a person’s risk of stroke or heart disease, McGlothlen says.
“We tell people to tape a copy of that (ultrasound) picture on your mirror. Let it be a motivator to not smoke that cigarette. Let that be a motivator to not stop at Burger King and have a Whopper that day,” he says.
Stroke Detection Plus will be screening in Dickinson on Tuesday February 9th and in Bismarck on Thursday February 11th. The cost for the Stroke Detection Plus screenings is $90 for Farm Bureau members and $125 for community members. The screenings can count towards health spending account reimbursements.
To set up an appointment, call toll-free 1-877-732-8258. Show your Farm Bureau membership card to receive the exclusive price.