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Cherokee County Farm Bureau supports local health screenings

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Many Iowans are concerned about rising health care costs, especially as family budgets get tighter. Finding ways to save on health care costs without sacrificing family well-being is more important than ever. Farm Bureau can help.

Farm Bureau has been focused on helping members gain access to quality health care within their means. "Farm Bureau got involved in health care because farmers and rural Iowans couldn't find affordable coverage. Now we continue to look for ways to help our members manage their health care costs," says Bob Donahoo county Farm Bureau board president.

Prevention is one key to keeping health care costs down while keeping your family healthy. Cherokee County Farm Bureau is partnering with Stroke Detection Plus to bring four screening tests for stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis to our county. "We want to catch it at an early stage before it becomes life-threatening," says Scott McGlothlen, Stroke Detection Plus president. "Lifestyle changes, such as exercise and a healthy diet, can make a difference in helping to lower a person's risk of stroke or heart disease."

These health screenings will be held at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office on Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling toll free 1-877-732-8258. Through this partnership, Farm Bureau members qualify for exclusive savings of $35 on the four tests while couples save $70. You can join the county Farm Bureau for $45.00 per year at the event and immediately qualify for the savings. In addition to $35-70 savings on these preventive screenings, members also qualify for discounts on hearing health care needs and laser eye surgery through Wolfe Eye Clinic, costs often not covered by insurance.

Every Iowan is eligible to join Farm Bureau. Contact Kim at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office at (712) 225-6451, or visit www.iowafarmbureau.com or call the Farm Bureau member hotline toll-free at 866-598-3693 to learn more or to join today.

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