Did you know that stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability? To celebrate National Stroke Awareness Month, we hosted a stroke awareness and prevention health fair on May 29. We had an informative day with many knowledgeable physicians, nurses, dieticians and rehabilitation specialists. The event included give-aways, refreshments, and numerous activities from cooking demonstrations to stroke risk assessments.
We also had great guest speakers :
· Kenneth Lynn, MD: “Life After Stroke”
· Shuichi Suzuki, MD, PhD: “2013 What’s New in Neuroendovascular Treatment”
· Johnny Delashaw, MD: “Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment”
· Lauri Young: Stroke Survivor
Thank you to all who attended. Remember to educate yourself because stroke can be largely preventable!