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Twin Cities Community Hospital to Host Free Stroke Awareness Seminars and Screenings

Space is Limited for Upcoming May Events- First Come First Serve Basis

PRLog - May 7, 2014 - TEMPLETON, Calif. -- Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; 80 percent of these strokes could have been prevented. In light of these alarming statistics and in honor of the annual American Stroke Month campaign to increase stroke awareness and prevention, Twin Cities Community Hospital (http://www.twincitieshospital.com/) has announced a series of three, free stroke awareness seminars and screenings available to the public in the month of May, 2014.

         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-answer session. Seminars will be followed by a free cholesterol/non-fasting screening and a blood pressure screening for guests 40 years of age or older.

         “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 pr@arandcompany.com.

Sophia Stephens

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