Health screenings offered at Pelham Elks Lodge on Oct. 7

By Briana Harris / Staff Writer

PELHAM – Life Line Screening will be at the Cahaba Valley Elks Lodge on Oct. 7 to offer health screenings to the public.

E. Leon Johnston, secretary of Cahaba Valley Elks Lodge No. 173, said the Elks Lodge hosts the event twice a year as a part of their community outreach.

“It’s more convenient to come and get your screenings done all at once,” Johnston said. “You get a quick snapshot of your health and if there’s anything that needs attention, you can follow up with your primary doctor.”

The costs of the screenings range from $70 to $149 depending on what screenings are done. Fives screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Walk-ins are welcome, Johnston said, but it would be best if residents made appointments. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

The lodge is located at 1738 Morgan Park Rd. To make an appointment, contact Life Line Screening at 1-888-653-6441 or visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.