Friday, April 24, 2009

Emory University Hospital to Host Stroke Awareness Event

In conjunction with the Metro Atlanta American Stroke Association’s Stroke Outreach Day, and in recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Emory University Hospital will host "The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- How to Prevent Stroke" on Saturday, May, 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The day-long event will be held in the Emory University Hospital auditorium, featuring educational lectures by Emory physicians and clinical staff, as well as health screenings including:

• Body Mass Index/Nutrition Counseling
• Blood Glucose (sugar) screening
• Blood Pressure screenings
• Individual consultation with Nurse Practitioners to discuss a plan to reduce personal modifiable risk factors

Stroke lectures will include:

• "Understanding Stroke: It's a State of Mind"
• "Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: What’s So Important?"
• "Diabetes and Stroke"
• "Healthy Eating"

The first lecture will begin at 10 a.m. Health screenings will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. The screenings will continue throughout the lecture series in order to accommodate more participants.

The event is free and open to the public. However, participants are encouraged to contact Emory’s Health Connection line at 404-778-7777 in order to guarantee seating and individual health screening.

Emory University Hospital is located at 1364 Clifton Road, NE. Atlanta, GA 30322.
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