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Lawrence Hospital Center Host Stroke Awareness Day May 20

Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in our country, accounting for one out of every 19 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Photo credit: Lawrence Hospital Center
Photo credit: Lawrence Hospital Center
The following announcement is from Lawrence Hospital Center:

In observance of National Stroke Month, Lawrence Hospital Center will be hosting Stroke Awareness Day on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, between 11am and 1pm in the Hospital’s main lobby and Lobby Conference Room.

 

Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in our country, accounting for one out of every 19 deaths, according to the CDC. They are also the leading cause of disability in adults.

 

All are invited to attend Stroke Awareness Day at Lawrence. The annual educational event gives individuals the opportunity to meet our clinicians, get questions answered and learn how to reduce one’s risk for stroke. Plus, you will be able to get free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, participate in a Lunch and Learn program, and hear from the director of Lawrence’s stroke program.

 

Studies show patients who get to the emergency room within three hours of their first symptoms tend to have less disability three months after a stroke than those who received delayed care. Lawrence Hospital Center is a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center and home to a highly skilled and dedicated stroke team that is on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to immediately treat any stroke patient.

 

Pre-registration is not required for Stroke Awareness Day. Join us for what could potentially be a life-saving event. To raise your stroke awareness beyond our hospital doors, you can also visit Lawrence’s online Health Library at www.lawrence.staywellsolutionsonline.com/DiseasesConditions.

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