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January 05, 2009

Life Line Screening offers two sessions



Life Line Screening will offer screening sessions:

o The first is at Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721.

o Health and Wellness, 12803 Oak Hill Ave. in Hagerstown on Thursday, Feb. 12.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287

Advance registration is required for both sessions.

Appointments begin at 9 a.m.

The complete screening package for both events include a new heart rhythm screening which checks for irregular heartbeat.

Register for a wellness package with heart rhythm for $149.

All five screenings at each session take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

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Get your eyes checked for glaucoma in January



January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month.

All people, especially those at higher risk for the disease, are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the potential symptoms and need for regular eye examinations.

Regular eye exams are important because early-stage glaucoma may not show any symptoms.

Persons with glaucoma may notice blurred vision, halos around lights, loss of peripheral vision and difficulty focusing on objects.

Those at higher risk for glaucoma include: People older than 60; black people older than 40; people with diabetes; people who have experienced a serious eye injury; and anyone with a family history of glaucoma.

There is no cure for glaucoma; but early detection and treatment can slow or prevent further vision loss.

For information, contact Dr. Charlie J. Parsons and Dr. Sandra L. Fink-Freeman at Greencastle Eye Care Center. Call 717-597-7708 or go to visionsource-greencastle.com.

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