Stroke Awareness & Prevention Fair

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Where

Location

Conference Room/Suite Number

Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3, & 7

Host/Sponsor

When

Date

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Description

Don't miss our Stroke Awareness & Prevention Fair!

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability. But stroke is largely preventable. Knowing your individual risk factors is essential to preventing stroke.

Stroke Facts

  • Each year 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke - that's an average of 1 every 40 seconds.
  • There are two broad categories of stroke: those caused by a blockage of blood flow and those caused by bleeding in to the brain.
  • The blockage of a blood vessel in the brain or neck, called ischemic stroke, is the most frequent cause of stroke and accounts for approximately 80% of strokes.
  • Risk factors for stroke include: age, gender, race, family history of stroke, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, heart disease, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and diabetes.
  • Warning signs of a stroke include: sudden confusion or trouble talking or understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing, sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination, sudden severe headache with no known cause.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Free Activities

Cardiovascular/Stroke Risk Assessment

Complete our non-fasting cardiovascular/stroke risk assessment, including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and height/weight. One of our navigators will use the results to help you plan your agenda for this evening's activities that are most beneficial for you.

Diabetes Screening
Having diabetes or even blood sugar slightly above normal makes you 2 to 4 times more likely to get heart disease.

A nurse will quickly check your blood sugar and explain the results.

Meet the Pharmacist

Have a question regarding your medications?  Here is your opportunity to talk to a Pharmacist and get your questions answered.

Rehab Services

What is neuroplasticity and what part does it play in recovering from a stroke?  Come find out at our Rehab Station.  Also learn how to improve your balance utilizing the Wii® program.

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Be inspired and motivated by our heart-healthy recipes prepared by our award-winning chef.  Sample the finished products and take home the recipes to serve at home.

Nutrition Counseling

Visit our nutrition table staffed by Registered Dietitians for fun and heart-healthy nutrition activities and personalized recommendations.

Smoking Cessation

Having trouble kicking the habit? Find out the most effective ways to quit smoking.

CPR Demonstration

Learn how to do effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation with our ‘Sim Man’ simulator and ‘Resusci Anne training’ mannequin.

Emergency-Call 911

Meet with our Emergency Department staff and learn when and why to call 911. What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to expect in the Emergency Department

Blood Donor Center

Find out about our onsite blood donor center and how donating blood can be a healthy thing to do.

American Heart Association/Stroke Association

May is American Stroke Month. Representatives from the American Heart Association will be onsite to provide information on stroke prevention and support activities.

Advanced Directives

Do you have one?  Do you know what it is?  Come find out the importance of having an Advance Directive and how it can work for you and your family if you are ever hospitalized.

Check Your Benefits
Not sure if your insurance plan covers preventative screenings?  New to the area and want to find a physician/plan active at Saddleback Memorial?  We can help.

Stroke Lecture Series

More information coming soon.

Meet the Doctor

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