It’s a health condition that happens once every 40 seconds in the US, and healthcare professionals in Sheridan are providing information to people on how to avoid it, without having the people get out of their car.
On Tuesday (May 24th), from 9 until 11am, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital is hosting a Stroke Awareness Education Drive-Up in the parking lot on the North side of the hospital near the cafeteria entrance.
Healthcare professionals will be there with more information on how to detect a possible stroke and lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent it from happening.
They will also provide education on healthy habits to protect your heart and understand heart failure symptoms.
A stroke is a debilitating and deadly injury to the brain that happens once every 40 seconds and causes a death every 3.5 minutes in this country.
Often the death follows a lengthy illness that limits a person’s participation in the daily activities of life.
Managing health conditions such as atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and eliminating lifestyle risk factors such as smoking can significantly decrease your risk of experiencing a stroke.