The Free Stroke Awareness Events will consist of 15-minute informational sessions given by a Twin Cities Hospital physician who will cover topics such as: warning signs and symptoms of strokes; the differences in women’s and men’s stroke symptoms; how to help prevent a stroke; multicultural stroke facts; and a question-and-
“Taking 129,000 lives per year, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the top preventable cause of disability in the U.S.—yet many people do not think of stroke as a major health concern,” says Missy Craft, Employee Health Nurse for Twin Cities Community Hospital. “In fact, a third of Americans don’t know any of the warning signs of stroke and more than half don’t know if they are at risk. Twin Cities Community Hospital is partnering with the American Stroke Association to help our local community better understand and protect against this dangerous, preventable and treatable disease.”
Twin Cities’ Stroke Awareness Events will take place in three separate North County San Luis Obispo locations, as follows:
· Twin Cities Hospital/Morgan Conference Center, Templeton
May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Physician: Nelson Yamagata MD, Neurology
· Urgent Care by Twin, Paso Robles
May 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Physician: Lisa Vasak MD, Internal Medicine
· Central Coast Health Center, Atascadero
May 20, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Physician: Pat Snyder MD, Internal Medicine
As space is limited, Twin Cities recommends registering in advance for Stroke Awareness Events. To register, call (805) 434-4965.
For more information about American Stroke Month, visit www.strokeassociation.org. For information about Twin Cities Community Hospital visit www.twincitieshospital.com or contact Press Agency AR & Co. PR & Marketing at (805) 239-4443 or email Sophia Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.