Reserve Your Spot for Stroke Screening

Nearly one-third of stroke victims are younger than 65. You could be at risk for stroke if you have one or more of the following risk factors:

  • High blood pressure, diabetes
    or high cholesterol
  • Heart and artery disease
    or previous strokes
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Physical inactivity,
    smoking or obesity
  • Excessive alcohol or illegal
    drug use

When a person is having a stroke, time is brain. The more time between onset of symptoms and treatment, the more brain cells die. The five sudden symptoms include:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or trouble speaking
    or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one
    or both eyes
  • Difficulty walking, dizziness
    or loss of balance
  • Severe headache with
    no known cause

Saint Francis Medical Center is offering a free stroke screening on Saturday, May 4 from 7-11 am in the Saint Francis Conference Center – Entrance 8. Call 573-331-3996 to reserve your spot.

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