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Archive for June, 2011

Connecting with Life Line Screening: Why So Many Options?

June 29, 2011

You may be wondering why Life Line Screening provides you with so many options for getting information: Twitter, Facebook YouTube, blog, and E-Newsletter. Aren’t they pretty much the same? Why should I sign up for all of them?

Life Line Screening on Facebook and Twitter

By following Life Line Screening on Twitter and Facebook, you:

  • Learn interesting tidbits about health
  • Are notified about discounts and giveaways
  • Can connect and share with us and other Life Line Screening participants
  • Are notified of new Life Line Screening blog postings

And because we know that people follow us on both social media outlets, we do try to change up the health tidbits on each platform. And on Facebook only, we often provide interactive questions for you to answer and for you to see how others are answering.

Life Line Screening on YouTube

Our Life Line Screening YouTube channel allows you to:

  • View informative health screening videos
  • Hear people talk about their personal experiences with Life Line Screening
  • See what happens at our screening events and how our tests are performed

You do not have to sign up for an account to view videos, but if you do, you can subscribe to the Life Line Screening YouTube channel. This allows you to tag, share, comment and become notified whenever a new Life Line Screening video is posted.

Life Line Screening Blog

The Life Line Screening blog provides you with:

  • A summary of recently published health articles, health studies, and “did you know” info
  • Tips on healthy living from guest bloggers, doctors and staff members
  • Stories about personal experiences written by Life Line Screening staff members

In other words, the Life Line Screening blog can sometimes be a personalized take on health or an outlet for newsworthy information, and we will always provide links to additional resources for those people who want to learn more about the latest health topics being discussed.

Life Line Screening Health E-Newsletter

Like some of our other sources, the Life Line Screening Health E-Newsletter provides:

  • Exclusive discounts on screening services
  • Healthy living tips
  • Health news
  • Informative educational videos

However, the difference is that when you sign up for the
Life Line Screening Health E-Newsletter you can personalize the health information that you receive to be geared towards diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss and/or high blood pressure. It’s a great source for new healthy recipes, too. The Life Line Screening Health E-Newsletter will be sent directly to your email inbox once and month, and you can opt out at any time.

Basically, as advocates for health living, Life Line Screening uses all these sources to provide you with the most current news and knowledge so you can stay proactive about your personal health. Connect with us on one or more of these sharing platforms today!




Stay Active with Seated Exercises and More

June 27, 2011

We received a few comments following our June 9 blog post, which had asked if you were staying active and offered advice on incorporating walking steps into your day. We were happy to hear that many of you are “taking steps” to stay active. But, we also received one comment that asked for tips on exercising from a seated position for those who cannot walk or have difficulty with weight-bearing exercise. We want to help out with that request.

An article on Livestrong.com provides exercises that seniors or anybody can do from the seated position. These include:

  • Cardio exercises – Marching, leg kicks and/or toe and heel tapping from the seated position
  • Hand weights – Arm lifts, shoulder shrugs, curls and more that can work your upper body strength using 1 to 5 lb. weights
  • Stretching – Extension exercises that can help with flexibility and mobility.

Another exercise practice that you may want to research is chair yoga, a gentle form of yoga that is practiced from the seated position.

Meanwhile, since it is summer, swimming is always a safe and effective way to get your exercise if you have difficulty walking. If you don’t have or know someone with a pool, contact your local YMCA or other community center/workout facility. They may even offer fun water aerobics classes where you can meet other people that are making an effort to stay healthy, too!

Remember: Getting the right amount of exercise reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Get started on an exercise regimen today!

Photo courtesy of HAP Public Relations on Flickr.com




Type 2 Diabetes Now a Worry for Younger Generation

June 23, 2011

What used to be rarely seen in people under 40, type 2 diabetes is now a growing problem for people in their 20s and 30s. And, it may not be as easy as attributing it to the obesity epidemic, a recent USA Today article reports.

In fact, according to the article, studies show that this growing problem may be the cause of  genes, in certain high-risk people, that lend to a higher risk for diabetes when they gain weight, David Kendall, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association states.

Experts plan to gather Friday in San Diego to discuss research and the steady rise of the disease.

Meanwhile, if you look at the reported statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a type 2 diabetes diagnosis for young adults, this information is scary stuff:

And, what’s more, with diabetes comes other alarming problems, which can be summed up with this information extracted from the article’s quote by Martin Abrahamson, chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, that for the people of the Western world diabetes is the common cause of such serious conditions as:

  • Blindness
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Non-traumatic lower limb amputations

Abrahamson went on to say that those people “who have type 2 diabetes have a two- to threefold greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease and stroke.”

Read this article in full detail at: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/diabetes/story/2011/06/More-young-adults-are-living-with-diabetes/48743776/1




Life Line Screening Testimonial: Sometimes You Just Get a Feeling

June 22, 2011

We can’t say this often enough: At Life Line Screening, we believe in and are proud of what we do. And, nothing gives us more of a rewarding feeling than helping to save lives…

Thank you for saving my husband’s life.  My husband had a “feeling” that he really needed this screening, and when Life Line Screening was in town the last time, we did not get in to see you.  But when you came to a town near us, he signed up and I said I would wait because maybe this was a hoax or something.  Well, he not only was screened, but also sent to our doctor that same day.

He is a school bus driver so he had a recent physical, but nothing was wrong.  Good blood pressure, heart good, everything had checked out well.  However, at the screening they found not only blocked carotid arteries, but three aneurysms.  The one in his abdomen was 6 1/4 cm plus he has one on each iliac artery.

Needless to say, after three operations and three months of healing he is now in good shape.  I believe you when you call this the silent killer.  He had not one sign.  Had he not had this scan, and had you not found these, I am sure he would not be here today.  Even his doctor said we should call and thank you because Life Line Screening saved his life.  Thank you for this service, and we have told everyone we know about it.  I do believe it when you say it is a lifesaver for many.

Thank you,
Patti Stracener
Mason, Washington

(This is printed on the NASW Assurance Services website at: http://www.naswassurance.org/testimonial.php?page_id=100)

Learn more about carotid artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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Life Line Screening What to Expect Video Now on YouTube

June 21, 2011

Planning to attend a Life Line Screening event for the first time and want to know what to expect? Or, are you a little apprehensive about scheduling a preventive health screening because you never gone through the experience? We have posted an informative video on the Life Line Screening YouTube channel that will not only make you feel comfortable about attending a screening it will also show you just how non-invasive and easy our beneficial screenings can be.

Watch this video now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNWnoNyt_7g.

Besides the What to Expect video, you will also find more than 20 other informative videos on our YouTube channel that give you information about:

  • The lifesaving benefits of preventive screenings
  • How Life Line Screening performs particular screenings
  • People who have personal stories to share
  • And more

Let us know what you think of our new What to Expect video by commenting below this post.

Life Line Screening Works to Keep You Informed

The Life Line Screening YouTube channel  is just another way, besides Facebook, Twitter, our blog, our Health E-Newsletter and our website, to keep you informed.

Visit the LifeLineYouTube ChannelWhile you can create an account on YouTube, which allows you to subscribe to our channel in order to tag, comment, and be notified by email whenever we post new videos, it is not a requirement. You can visit and view videos on our YouTube channel at any time.

Stay proactive about your health!




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