Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Free screening helps determine individual risk of stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 or 77% of them are first or new strokes.

A stroke screening can help determine your risk for stroke, and outline preventative steps you can take to help reduce that risk. CoxHealth Stroke Center invites you to a free screening Friday, June 6, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cox North Hospital, Fountain Plaza Room, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO.

This free screening will help you learn more about how you can prevent a stroke, based on your personal risk factors. Each screening includes an individual risk assessment, blood pressure and heart rate checks, lipid profile and education. No food or drink, only water, is allowed 12 hours prior to your appointment time.

To register, call 417/269-INFO.