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What is the objective of preventive health screenings?

The screening includes simple finger-stick blood tests for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI, based on height and weight), waist circumference, and a brief questionnaire on personal and family health history as well as lifestyle factors.   Why is it important to get preventive health screenings? Preventive health screenings use modern, up-to-date medical […]

At what age should I be screened?

This is a personal decision, based on your risk factors and family history. For example, the National Stroke Association states that your risk of stroke increases with age and doubles every decade after age 55. We generally recommend vascular screening beginning at age 50; however, if you have diabetes, or a family history of stroke, […]

Why should I have these screenings done if I have no symptoms?

Many people are at risk for diseases such as stroke and heart disease but experience no symptoms. Early detection and control can prevent major consequences down the road. For example, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a major warning sign for a full-blown stroke, but only about 15-20% of people who have a stroke have […]

How does this test differ from your other screenings?

Our vascular screenings show you where your vascular health stands today, whereas 6 for Life uses clinical data and lifestyle data to estimate your future disease risk. The vascular screenings and 6 for Life screening complement each other to provide a more comprehensive picture of where your health stands today. In addition, the 6 for […]

Don’t your other tests screen for stroke?

Yes, they show you where your vascular health stands today, based on the presence of plaque in your carotid arteries or having atrial fibrillation at the time of the screening. 6 for Life predicts your future risk of stroke and identifies what risk factors you can control.