October is a month designated to support the goals and ideals of ‘‘National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month’’. Sudden cardiac arrest is often compared to a heart attack, but in reality, the two are very different. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. To put it simply, a heart attack is a “circulation” failure, while cardiac arrest is “electrical” failure. In 95% of sudden cardiac cases, the victim is lost. However, there is a simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions. These painless screenings go beyond your regular checkup to identify dangerous plaque buildup or blockage, a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The screenings are accurate, affordable and will give you valuable information about your health that you can share with your doctor. Life Line Screening will be on site on 10/8/2019 at Columbus Plaza Banquet & Meeting Center to conduct these valuable screenings. These 5 vital screenings are offered for only $149 and take 60-90 minutes to complete. If you register today, you will receive a $10 discount. Register by calling toll free 1-888-653-6441, visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle, text the word "circle" to 797979, or simply email cporter@LLSA.com to reserve your appointment time.