Free stroke screenings offered In May

TROY — Each year 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked due to a clot or the rupture of a blood vessel. The result can be death or severe disability if treatment is not begun immediately. There are some common risk factors for stroke that can be measured and controlled.

 

During May, Premier Health hospitals will offer free stroke risk screenings which will include total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), blood sugar, blood pressure, listening to the neck blood vessels, a stroke risk assessment and counseling with a stroke nurse for those found at risk.

 

Screenings will be offered in Miami County on Wednesday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SpringMeade Retirement Community, 4385 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City; and on Thursday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Valley Cardiology, 3006 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

 

No fasting is needed for these screenings. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call CareFinders at (866) 608-3463.

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