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Get the Facts on Stroke at Free FHN Program

5/17/2012, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Stroke is a medical emergency, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Almost 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States, with one occurring every 40 seconds and taking a life every 4 minutes. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Join FHN Stroke Program Coordinator Tracy Love, RN, BSN and other FHN stroke caregivers for a special Stroke Month Speakers Series presentation from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport.

“A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of race, sex or age,” Love said. “We'll talk about what puts you at greater risk of having a stroke, how to recognize the symptoms of stroke, some treatment options and how you can help prevent a stroke.”

The program is free and open to the public; registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit www.fhn.org/stroke or call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.