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For more information, please call 304.526.6317
Free screenings for stroke risk, peripheral vascular disease and blood pressure and fasting blood tests for glucose and cholesterol will be provided from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, in center court of the Huntington Mall.
This free community event is hosted by health professionals from CHH's Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Marshall Neuroscience in recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month. They will offer information and screenings to help you better understand your risk of having a stroke, and they will be joined by specialists providing information about diabetes, senior health and nutrition. This event marks the end of CHH's month-long Stroke Awareness Campaign, which used informational graphics throughout the mall to promote the importance of recognizing stroke signs and acting fast to seek medical attention.
Stroke is a serious emergency that can strike at any time and at any age; one out of four strokes occur in people under the age of 65. About seven million Americans 20 years of age or older have had a stroke, and 40 Americans experience stroke each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
“It is important to always be watching for signs and symptoms of stroke and we are proud to participate this month in activities and public campaigns to teach about the life-saving warning signs of stroke,” said Mitzi Beckett, BSN, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator for the Advanced Primary Stroke Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “A fast response to someone suffering a stroke is critical and could save a life.”
For more information about this event or your stroke risk, please call 304.526.6317.