ATTENTION ALL DIA MEMBERS
CARDIOVASCULAR AND THYROID CANCER
SCREENING DATE: Monday MARCH 13, 2017
LOCATION: 80 CENTER STREET NEW YORK, NY
RSVP TO EDWIN MORALES
The DIA is proud to offer an enhanced one-time benefit to all our DIA Members who would like to participate in the Heartscan Services cardiovascular and thyroid cancer (nodule) screening program. THE COPAY FOR OUR MEMBERS WILL BE $25, WITH THE DIA PAYING THE DIFFERENCE OF $174. The DIA has discounted pricing for all DIA families of $199 (normally the price is OVER $1,000). This is a one- time benefit. This approximate 30- minute non-invasive preventive screening program focuses on identifying early stages of heart, carotid (stroke), thyroid (nodules), and peripheral arterial disease (early diabetes and hypertension).
Recent clinical findings show an increase in thyroid cancer and heart disease for 911 responders. Clinical findings show thyroid cancer as the fastest increasing cancer in the US and heart disease remaining as the #1 disease. Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a heart attack and every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. These diseases are preventable if detected and treated early. Most people are symptom free and therefore most insurance companies will not cover the screens that identify their risk factors.
Heartscan Services is a mobile company making it convenient for all to take advantage of this program. For our members, designated screening locations throughout the Metropolitan and the Long Island areas will be assigned. Members can contact Heartscan Services directly to inquire about the various locations at 1-866-518-1112.
Heartscan Services is HIPAA compliant and all results are strictly confidential.
ABOUT THE SCREENING:
The preventive screening program is a simple, painless, non-invasive, ultrasound assessment that can evaluate your risk for early stages of heart, carotid (stroke), thyroid (nodules), and peripheral arterial disease (early diabetes and hypertension).
Echocardiogram or ECHO
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves (no radiation exposure) to create a moving picture of the heart. It shows the function, size, shape and movement of the heart muscle. This test can also show how the heart valves are working and how blood is flowing through your heart, evaluating the pumping action of the heart. Heart attacks are a rising deadly weapon among cops – July 29, 2013 (our data shows 55% of retired members needed follow up).
Law Enforcement Officers are More Likely to Suffer from Heart Disease – July 2013.
The major goal of carotid ultrasound is to screen patients for blockage or narrowing of their carotid arteries, which if present may increase their risk of having a stroke. #3 Disease for men and women on average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
ABI is a simple, reliable means for diagnosing PAD (Peripheral arterial disease). Individuals with a high Ankle-brachial index are three to five times more likely to be at risk of heart attacks. Identifies hypertension – 67 million American adults (31%) have high blood pressure, 1 in every 3 American adults. Hypertension is extremely high among law enforcement officers and increases their risk for heart disease and stroke.
This test uses sound waves to determine if a nodule is solid or a fluid-filled cyst. (The risk of cancer is higher in solid nodules). This test also monitors the growth of nodules and it helps find nodules that are difficult to feel. National data- thyroid cancer fastest increasing cancer in the US. New York Cops’ cancer rate is soaring in wake of 9/11. – Sept. 30, 2013
$25 AND EARLY DETECTION COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE…..
GET SCREENED… CALL 1-866-518-1112