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STROKE: When Minutes Matter

 

Woman or man, young or old… you may be at risk for a stroke. You are invited to a free personal stroke screening. You will learn more about stroke, your risk and how to control the risk factors.

Saturday, April 12, 2014,  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FREE - No Appointment Required.

St. Mary’s Hospital

1601 W. St. Mary’s Rd.

St. Joseph’s Hospital

350 N. Wilmot Rd.

KNOW THE SIGNS OF STROKE

You could be having a stroke if you experience:

• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
• Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding.

• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

 

STROKE IS AMERICA’S NO. 4 KILLER

You are at a greater risk of having a stroke if you:

• Are age 55 or older
• Have had a stroke or TIA
• Have high blood pressure
• Smoke cigarettes

• Have diabetes
• Have heart disease
• Have blood vessel disease
• Have high cholesterol

• Have a high red blood cell count
• Have sickle cell disease
• Have atrial fibrillation

 

WHAT DOES A STROKE CHECK SCREENING INCLUDE?

• Oxygen level
• Blood pressure
• Pulse
• Risk factor modification

• EKG
• Height/weight
• Blood sugar
• Risk assessment
• Medical counseling

* For cholesterol check you may take medications with water. Do not eat prior to test for best results.
FOR BEST RESULTS, DO NOT EAT FOR 8 HOURS BEFORE LAB WORK IS COMPLETED.

 

For more information on Stroke Check call 872-4344 for a pre-recorded message about the screenings offered at each location.