For more information, please call 304-526-6317
Community education is critical in reducing the number of strokes. Some of the risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, can be controlled or eliminated, and the Advanced Primary Stroke Center staff works hard to get this message out to the people of the Tri-State. The stroke team participates in health fairs and other events to educate visitors about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of stroke, and to increase awareness of how suspected stroke patients should be identified and treated in an emergency. The Stroke Center staff networks with national and local associations, like the Appalachian Stroke Network, a nonprofit outreach organization for educating communities and practitioners about stroke prevention, recognition and treatment.
Cabell Huntington Hospital's Stroke Recovery & Support Group will begin meeting in July 2013. Meetings will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. the last Monday of each month in Room G403 on the ground floor off the atrium. Please call 304-526-6317 to learn more.