Save The Date: Free Community Stroke Screening May 24

Friday, May 11, 2007

WHAT: Free stroke risk screening. Please encourage members of the community to attend and be screened for risk factors. Participants will receive educational information about the risks and warning signs of stroke. Space is limited – participants should pre-register for this screening at (800) 282-6684.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24th: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: New York Hospital Queens
                 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
                 (Corner of Main Street and Booth Memorial Avenue)

WHO: Queens residents – age 18 and over

BACKGROUND: Stroke affects people of all ages and races. Those most at risk are African Americans and all people with high blood pressure. About 46,000 more women suffer a stroke than men each year. Those that seek early treatment based on their symptoms have the best chance of avoiding being one of the 160,000 people killed yearly by a stroke, or one of the 15-30% of stroke survivors that are permanently disabled.*

Stroke Statistics for New York State*:

  • Stroke alone is the third leading cause of death
  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious long–term disability
  • On average, someone has a stroke every 45 seconds
  • On average, someone dies from stroke every three to four minutes

Stroke experts are available to discuss risk factors, warning signs and prevention

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

 
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