Stroke Prevention Saturday: Know your risks with free screening April 16

StrokePreventionLearning about your risk for stroke is the first step in prevention.

Although there isn’t much you can do about some risk factors – such as your age or family history – as many as 80 percent of strokes are preventable when action is taken to change or treat the risk factors that can be controlled.

Tucson Medical Center is hosting Stroke Prevention Saturday on April 16 to provide free screenings to the community for early detection and let participants know of their own chance of stroke and what kind of lifestyle changes they can make to bring down their risk.

Screening Stations include:

  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Body mass Index
  • Cholesterol/lab screening
  • ECG rhythm strip station
  • Carotid doppler ultrasound for those in high-risk categories
  • Counseling station with physician or allied health professional
  • Consultation from a pharmacist
  • Nutritional counseling and resources
  • Diabetes education

The April 16 screenings begin at 7 a.m., with the last intake at 11:30 a.m., at TMC’s Marshall Conference Center.

“This is an opportunity to educate the community on stroke warning signs and the importance of calling 9-1-1, but it’s also important to inform participants of their own individual risk,” said Maya Luria, director of TMC Senior Services. “Having access to the right information and resources helps empower community members to make healthy lifestyle changes to help mitigate their risk over time.”

As a Neuroscience Center of Excellence, TMC is nationally recognized for its neurological and stroke care.

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