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King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free health screenings.


A screening to detect carotid artery disease will begin at at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 on the KDMC mobile health unit at King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. Another screening will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at on the KDMC mobile health unit at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 8750 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. The screening consists of an ultrasound exam of the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries can lead to stroke. The carotid screening is available to people age 50 and older. It is recommended for those who have a history of high blood pressure, smoke (or who have smoked), have a family history of carotid artery disease/stroke, consume a diet high in saturated or animal fats, have diabetes; and lead a sedentary lifestyle.


An EKG screening will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at Dollar General, 10073 U.S. 23, Lucasville. Another screening will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at Advance Auto Parts, 820 13th St., Portsmouth. A Kentucky Heart Institute specialist will review screening results. Fasting is not required. The screening is recommended for persons over of 50 as well as those younger than 50 with risk factors, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Additional screening criteria may apply, which allow us to see those at greatest risk for heart disease.


A varicose vein screen will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Kentucky Heart Institute Offices on the second floor of King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. Vascular/endovascular surgeon Omran Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., will perform the screening. The screening is available to adults age 18 and older and consists of a paper and pencil questionnaire followed by a visual examination of the affected area(s).


Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).


Source: King’s Daughters Medical Center





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