New health screenings give pilots the power of prevention
Maintaining good health is important to everyone, but it is especially critical for pilots, and the significant role preventive care plays in warding off medical issues can’t be ignored.
AOPA understands the importance of pilots being proactive about their health, and the association is pleased to announce its partnership with Life Line Screening. Life Line’s state-of-the-art screenings will not only help keep AOPA members flying, but it could alert them to possible serious health issues.
Using the latest medical technology, Life Line Screening’s ultrasound scans aid discovery of health risks before they become too serious. For example, strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, but more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Under current FAA guidelines, a stroke requires up to two years recovery time before a medical certificate can be reissued. That’s highly motivating to practice preventive medicine. In a painless screening that takes just minutes, Life Line Screening can visualize the inside of carotid arteries and determine plaque build-up. That is important because four out of five people who have a stroke have no prior symptoms.
That is just one of the state-of-the-art, painless ultrasound screenings available; others include screenings for atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and osteoporosis. AOPA members are able to receive these possibly life-saving screenings at a special discounted rate. Life Line will even notify you when screenings are available in your area.
More than 6 million Americans have already taken advantage of these important screenings. Learn more about Life Line Screenings, or call 888/808-8895.
March 14, 2011