Monday, May 21, 2012
May is National Stroke Awareness Month
Community Memorial Healthcenter (CMH) is committed to educating the public on risk factors for stroke as well as the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of acting quickly.
CMH has an established Stroke Care Team with combination of Doctors, nurses and interdisciplinary members to care for patients. The CMH Stroke Team’s mission is to provide comprehensive, effective, evidence based care to our target population for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
About 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year, yet most people in the U.S. cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors. Many strokes – some studies indicate that up to 80 percent – can be prevented through risk factor management
Did you know?
Stroke is an emergency. Treatment may be available but you must
Act FAST and call 911!
· Stroke kills two times more women annually than breast cancer!
· Stroke is largely preventable!
· Some preventable risk factors include: High Blood Pressure, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Smoking, Alcohol use, Physical inactivity, and Obesity!
National Stroke Association offers a free Stroke Awareness Resource Center with downloadable stroke educational information, graphics and ways to get involved in raising awareness. Learn more at www.stroke.org/awareness
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