Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. Riverside Health System doctors will provide an update on stroke risks, prevention and new treatments May 25 for this month's "The Doctor Is In" series at Patrick Henry Mall.
And to mark May's Older Americans Month, Riverside will offer free health screenings including glucose, blood pressure, BMI, falls and peripheral artery disease.
The stroke talk, by board-certified neurologist John Livingstone and board-certified and fellowship-trained neuroradiologist Frank Sanderson, will begin at 9 a.m. near the fireplace of the Food Court. The discussion will include:
- Every second counts: why stroke is a medical emergency
- Personal risk factors - what you can control and what you can't
- Are there lifestyle changes that can help prevent stroke?
- Advanced treatments -including biplane angiography - that are saving lives and improving outcomes
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