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Stroke Awareness Month Events at Emory Healthcare

Stroke EventsAccording to the American Heart Association, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. In recognition of May as National Stroke Awareness Month, Emory Healthcare encourages you to learn the signs, symptoms and risk factors for stroke. Mark your calendar for the following events:

Community Stroke Fair

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Emory University Hospital Midtown Medical Office Tower Lobby
Why:

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Free blood pressure screening
  • Ask a neurologist about stroke care
  • Hear about stroke rehabilitation programs
  • Speak to a pharmacist
  • Get your BMI checked
  • Free gift bags

5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015; 8 am to 11am
Where: Emory Johns Creek Hospital parking lot
Why:

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Free glucose and cholesterol
  • Free blood pressure screening
  • Get your BMI checked

Stroke Awareness Fair

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015; 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Emory Clinic Motor Lobby between buildings A and B
Why:

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Understand how to manage blood pressure, exercise properly and maintain a healthy diet
  • Talk with experts about stroke prevention and response for suspected stroke

Stroke LIVE Chat

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 When: Thursday, May 28, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 Where: Online
 Why:

  •  Learn about stroke recovery and rehabilitation from Dr. Samir Belagaje, stroke neurologist at Emory  University and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the Marcus Stroke Center. Dr. Belaje will answer  questions during a LIVE interactive chat.

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Stroke is an emergency. If you or someone around you is experiencing signs or symptoms of stroke, CALL 911 immediately.

Learning the Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Stroke is the number four cause of death in the United States, as well as the leading cause of adult disability. Though strokes do not discriminate against age or race, people who do not practice proper wellness are more susceptible in having one. While striving for optimal health can be a daunting task, the good news is that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented with the right combination of a healthy lifestyle and medical management.

Join Fadi Nahab, MD, stroke medical director at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, on Tuesday, April 23rd from noon-1pm to discuss how you can help both prevent and also spot the symptoms of a stroke in yourself or in others. Dr. Nahab also will address why every second counts when seeking help for a stroke.

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