Free Health Screening With Pro Football Legend Could Save Your Life

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    Don’t miss former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann live in our studio during the 6am hour on Wednesday June 15th. He’ll be in town to promote a free health screening to detect a deadly vascular condition called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) that’s being offered for Chicago-area residents age 60+. 

    More than 1 million Americans are living with an undiagnosed AAA. If the aneurysm bursts, only 10-25% of people will survive – making it the 3rd leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 (and its 3 times more deadly in women).  Screening for AAA is quick and non-invasive, involving a simple ultrasound of the abdomen. The risk for AAA increases for people that are age 60+, have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of the disease.
    The event runs 8 am - 4 pm  on  Saturday, June 18th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel in conjunction with the Society for Vascular Surgery’s annual meeting and is sponsored by the Find the AAAnswers ( campaign. Valet parking is free.
    Call (866) 371-3592 to register in advance, as spaces are limited and advance registration is required.  For more information visit and don’t forget to register by calling (866) 371-3592 – this 10 minute test could save your life.