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Reduce risk of strokes with health screening

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FRISCO – Summit County residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having strokes. Life Line Screening will be at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church June 23. The church is at 600 Main St. in Frisco. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.



A stroke, also known as a “brain attack,” is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.

Screenings are fast, painless and low-cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology and scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, which can lead to a stroke; aortic aneurisms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.



A bone density screening will also be offered for men and women to assess their risks for osteoporosis.

Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. Sign up for a complete vascular package, include the osteoporosis screening, and pay only $139.

Life Line Screening was established in 1993 and has since become the nation’s leading provider of vascular screenings. Over 45 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your community, bringing the screenings to you. These noninvasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for strokes, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physicians to begin preventive procedures.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 643-6188. Pre-registration is required.

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Vacation Bible School starts Monday in Frisco

Vacation Bible School for kids age 3-11 starts Monday, June 23 at Rocky Mountain Bible Church at Sixth and Main streets in Frisco.

Kids can participate in group games, singing and crafts June 23-26, 8:55-11:30 a.m. Check-in is June 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Call (970) 668-3395 or 390-4076 for more information.

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Learn to rescue in Colorado’s rivers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Colorado rivers offer boating enthusiasts opportunities for rafting, kayaking and tubing.

But sadly, these same waterways claim too many lives each year.

To educate rescue personnel and the public about river safety and rescue techniques, Colorado Mountain College is offering Swift Water Rescue Technician I from June 27-29.

The class is open to those 17 or older. It is appropriate for anyone who works, plays or might be involved in a river rescue, including fire and sheriff’s department personnel, raft guides, BLM and Forest Service employees and recreational boaters.

Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Expeditions on the Arkansas River will teach the course. Dvorak is a seasoned and certified instructor with Rescue III International.

The intensive three-day course will cover river hazards and strategies for self-rescue and the rescue of others.

Swift Water Rescue Technician I is a one-credit course. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the course. Wet suits are recommended, and an equipment list is available at the CMC Glenwood Springs Center.

The class is limited to 18 students.

Register by calling (970) 945-7486. For more information about Swift Water I Rescue, visit CMC’s Web site: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/classes/schedules.html.


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