Archive for the ‘Promotions’ Category
February 14, 2013
As the number one killer of Americans, heart disease is a serious condition that can often be prevented. Risk factors like obesity, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and an unhealthy diet can all contribute to raising a person’s risk of developing heart disease.
The cardiovascular screenings offered by Life Line Screening can help identify a possible threat of heart disease. These preventive screenings identify risk factors like high cholesterol, elevated C-reactive protein, high glucose and high blood pressure. All of these factors can contribute to significant and sometimes fatal heart problems if not identified and properly treated by a physician.
In honor of National Heart Month, we are proud to announce a new Life Line Screening coupon code for a FREE heart risk assessment with the purchase of a screening package valued at $139 or higher. This assessment is valued at $50 and you can get it for FREE!*
To access your Life Line Screening discount for a free heart risk assessment, purchase your screening package by calling 877-754-9631. You MUST call this number to receive your free heart risk assessment.
Don’t wait until your risk for heart disease is high enough to cause serious health problems. Take control of your health status. Call for your free heart risk assessment today.
* Free heart risk assessment only valid with a screening package purchase of $139 or higher.
February 13, 2013
Almost half of all Americans (49%) have at least one of the three major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and smoking. Two of these risk factors can be controlled through diet and exercise. Not to mention, many of the people who have these risk factors don’t even realize they have them.
February is American Heart Month and is observed to spread awareness for heart disease and lower the number of people affected by this deadly health condition. One way to spread awareness is to alert people to the heart disease risk factors to look for and ways to lower them.
Life Line Screening has put together a fun, shareable infographic with a contest that offers some great ideas for foods that offer heart-strengthening nutrients you may not be aware of. For instance, did you know you can eat pizza that’s heart healthy? This is just one of many tasty foods you can munch on while lowering dangerous heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Here is what you can do:
- Check out the infographic below for more scrumptious heart-healthy foods, and feel free to share with your friends.
- Submit your own heart healthy recipe by commenting on this post and qualify to win a
free health screening and a subscription to Eating Well magazine.
- The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1
- The winner will be selected on Friday, March 15
November 15, 2012
Life Line Screening’s “AWish4U” campaign allows you to give the gift of staying stroke-free to any of your loved ones who have not yet been screened. By urging all of your friends and family to get a stroke screening, we can all start a movement to Stay Stroke Free.
Are Your Loved Ones at Risk for Stroke?
Men and women of all ages have strokes. In fact, every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke. Certain risk factors, some controllable and some not, can increase the likelihood of having a stroke. It is recommended that anyone 50 or older be screened for stroke, because most strokes occur in people over this age.
Other risk factors include:
- Gender (males have an increased risk)
- Family history of stroke
- Race (African Americans are at an increased risk)
- High blood pressure
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Poor diet
- Being overweight or obese
- Physical inactivity
- High cholesterol levels
Signs of Stroke
If your loved ones are at increased risk of stroke, do they know its warning signs? Would they be able to identify the threat of an oncoming stroke if it occurred? Being educated on the symptoms of stroke is one preventable method we can all work to improve.
Stroke warning signs often include:
- Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arms or legs, particularly on one side of the body
- Sudden loss of speech or trouble understanding speech
- Sudden unexplained memory loss
- Sudden dimness or loss of vision in one eye
- Sudden onset of double vision
- Sudden severe, acute headache
- Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
To help lower the number of people impacted by stroke, Life Line Screening is giving away 500 FREE* Stay Stroke Free screening packages, which include screenings for the three leading causes of stroke: carotid artery blockages, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure.
For eligibility for a free stroke screening, participants must be first-time customers. To forward to your friends and family, access a detailed message on these free stroke screenings or call 877-557-4438 and mention Priority Code: AWISH4U to schedule a screening.*
Together, we can reduce the incidence of stroke. Please share this with your loved ones today.
*Scheduling of a free stroke screening is on a first come first serve basis. Offer valid for first time customers only.
May 5, 2011
In a May 4, 2011 press release, the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced that U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming will be featured in a DVD teaching tool promotion from the Vascular Disease Foundation’s PAD Coalition and their partners, the American College of Physicians. This educational tool kit will be made available after a $5 donation. This promotion highlights May Stroke Awareness Month.
In the DVD, “A Guide to PAD,” Peggy will share her own experiences with heart disease, having lost both her father and her sister to the illness. The DVD, with accompanying booklet, is aimed to educate patients on peripheral arterial disease (PAD), its risk factors, symptoms and treatments. It will also include beneficial lifestyle changes.
Peggy Flemming and Life Life Screening
Peggy Fleming has also been long-time supporter of Life Line Screening. See what she has to say about preventive screening services on our site: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/about-us/personal-stories/default.aspx or on the Life Line Screening YouTube channel.
Ms. Fleming should definitely be commended for sharing her personal heartfelt story for the purpose of helping others.
Get your copy of the VDF PAD Coalition’s “A Guide to PAD” here: http://www.vdf.org/estore/pad-practice-tools/a-guide-to-p-a-d-dvd/prod_21.html%20or%20call%20866.PAD.INFO
September 12, 2010
I was recently privileged to help run a Health Fair for the Dr. Oz show at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. The people at the church were warm, welcoming and so happy to have us there. The Dr. Oz team was excited by the bustling atmosphere, the excitement from the screening participants, and the great backdrop the screening provided for the show. It was a pleasure and a joy to be there.
The screening was featured in the September 7th airing of the Dr. Oz Show, which was also the show premiere. You can see a snippet on the Dr. Oz website. We screened 82 people that day, many of them waiting several hours to get their tests.
I talked to probably all 82, plus the church staff. Many had stories of high blood pressure in their families, or strokes and heart attacks. Some struggled with their weight or with finding a time and a location to exercise. Many shared stories of lost loved ones and confided that they didn’t want to die early because of diseases that could be caught and treated, if only they took control of their health.
Our Clinical Director had a separate section off to the side of the main screening areas where she counseled people with abnormal results. Our key finding was high blood pressure, which is the number one “ager” of the body and can lead to stroke and heart attack. Getting this number under control should be everyone’s highest priority and I’d like to recommend the home monitors by Omron. You can download a coupon on the Dr. Oz website and get $10 off. These compact blood pressure monitors are easy to use and can help you keep tabs on your pressure.
Of course, you can make an appointment with us as well, and we hope everyone will take advantage of our Life Line Screenings.
I’d like to thank the folks at the church for their open arms and commitment to raising awareness of these important numbers, and to the Dr. Oz team for allowing us to be a part of this great adventure – getting America screened.