Free Screening: Stroke Check
Free stroke screenings.
March 18, 2010
Spokane, WA

What: St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and Community Health Education and Resources (CHER), services of Inland Northwest Health Services, will be offering free stroke screenings. The free screenings will include a check of blood pressure, total cholesterol, blood glucose, body fat and carotid artery assessment.

If community members are interested in a full lipid panel, they are available for $20.

This event will also feature vendors and presentations from Karen Stanek, MD and Madeleine Geraghty, MD on stroke-related topics.

Appointments are required – Please register online at www.cherspokane.org or call 509-232-8138.

When: Saturday, May 22, 2010 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley, Spokane, WA
Free parking is available in the main visitor parking lot.

Why: Every 45 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and every three minutes someone dies from one. It’s the third leading cause of death*.
Identifying your Risk Factors is the first step in becoming active in your health.

Stroke is a medical emergency. Know these warning signs of stroke and teach them to others. Every second counts:
• Sudden numbness or weakness of the 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
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience symptoms! Time lost is brain lost!

* Source: American Stroke Association

Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Center, and the community. Other INHS services include Information Resource Management, Northwest MedStar, Health Training Network, health@work, Northwest TeleHealth, and the INHS Center of Philanthropy. For more information, visit www.inhs.org.




Contact:
Nicole Stewart
509-232-8131
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