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
• Risk factor modification
• 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.