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GHS Sponsors Stroke Awareness Forum on Aug. 25th

posted Aug 14, 2012, 8:40 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Aug 14, 2012, 8:47 AM ]
Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville Hospital Systems is sponsoring a Stroke Awareness Community Forum on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 from  Noon-2 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville located on 45 W. Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615

According to the National Stroke Association (www.stroke.org), Strokes disproportionately effect African Americans. "African Americans are twice as likely to die from stroke as Caucasians. The rate of first strokes in African Americans is almost double that of Caucasians, and strokes tend to occur earlier in life for African Americans than Caucasians. Additionally, African American stroke survivors are more likely to become disabled and experience difficulties with daily living and activities." (http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aamer )

The Forum will featuring a GHS Stroke Team Panel Discussion and focus on the following Topics:
  • Brain Attack 911
  • Stroke Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
It will also featuring a special viewing of the Know Stroke Video narrated by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel. This free event is for adults. Lunch is provided.

Registration is required: Visit ghs.org or call toll-free 1-877-GHS-INFO (1-877-447-4636).
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Bobby Clark,
Aug 14, 2012, 8:40 AM
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