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CHH offers free stroke risk factor screening Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon

Cabell Huntington Hospital will provide free stroke risk factor screenings, including blood pressure assessments, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 13 in the atrium of the Marshall University Medical Center on the hospital's campus. Nurses and specialists who diagnose and treat stroke will be available to discuss potential stroke hazards for patients and to offer recommendations for follow-up. This event is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. No appointment is necessary.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, stroke occurs in all age groups, in both sexes, and in all races in every country. In African-Americans, stroke is more common and more deadly--even in young and middle-aged adults--than for any ethnic or other racial group in the United States. Potential stroke warning signs that should not be ignored include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

For more information about stroke and related services available at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-6084.

  • Last updated: 10/05/2012
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