Stroke Detection tests a must

It takes less than 10 minutes, and it could save your life.

Stroke Detection Plus out of Des Moines brought their services to the Jefferson County Health Center Thursday for the four different screenings.

The goal of the screening is to alert people of a health risk that might otherwise go undetected and to inform them of the need for follow-up with their physician.

The most common question nurses get is if these screenings are really necessary.

â??That's what they ask: how important are these tests? You say well, very important. We find disease, every day. Every day we find it with, either Carla finds it, I find it, Diane finds it. I'd say 2%, 2% of the people that we see have issues that need to be attended to so it's very important, very satisfying work. We don't like to find disease but people have no clue that theyâ??re in trouble,â?? said George Montgomery, Nurse at Stroke Detection Plus.

Mongtomery said you should start being screened between the ages of 30 and 40 years old.