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To help increase stroke awareness among community residents, including the devastating long term effects that a stroke can have on an individual’s quality of life and that of his or her family, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will provide free stroke health screenings to the public from May 27-30.

The screenings will be offered Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Vascular Suite, Katz Building, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue.

According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), about 780,000 Americans suffer from a new or recurrent stroke annually. Additional reports from the ASA indicate that stroke kills more than 150,000 persons every year.

Deborah Mabry, assistant vice president for Ambulatory Services at Kingsbrook, says: “Most people do not understand the warning signs of stroke and wait too long before seeking medical treatment, which can lead to fatal or damaging results. Some of the common warning signs of a stroke may include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; confusion; difficulty speaking or understanding, seeing, walking, dizziness or sudden severe headache.”

To find out more about Kingsbrook’s 2008 Free Health Screenings Calendar, call their Public Affairs department at 718-604-5062.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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