Genesis Will Offer Free P.A.D. Screenings
Zanesville, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2015)– Genesis Spirit of Women will offer free P.A.D. screenings two different dates in September. The first date is Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and the second date will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. P.A.D. stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease, which is the narrowing and hardening of arteries in the legs because of fatty deposit buildup. Signs of P.A.D. include numbness or tingling in the legs, loss of hair on toes or feet and cramping in the legs that feel better with rest. The risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure and history of coronary artery disease.
The screenings will be held at the Genesis HealthPlex Conference Center. There will also be a higher level vascular screening package for a special rate of $99. The screening package includes abdominal aortic aneurysm, atrial fibrillation and stroke/carotid artery. Registration is required for the screenings. To register go to genesishcs.org and click on “Education & Events,” or call the Genesis Registration Line at (740) 454-4002 or 800-322-4762, ext. 4002.