BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Lawrence Hospital Center will host Stroke Awareness Day on Tuesday, May 20, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby and Lobby Conference Room. May is National Stroke Month.
Strokes are the fourth-leading cause of death in our country, accounting for one out of every 19 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are also the leading cause of disability in adults. The annual educational event gives people the opportunity to meet Lawrence clinicians, get questions answered and learn how to reduce one’s risk for stroke. Plus, people will be able to get free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, participate in a lunch-and-learn program, and hear from the director of Lawrence’s stroke program. Studies show patients who get to the emergency room within three hours of their first symptoms tend to have less disability three months after a stroke than those who received delayed care. Lawrence Hospital Center is a state Department of Health-designated stroke center and home to a skilled and dedicated stroke team that is on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pre-registration is not required for Stroke Awareness Day. For more information, Lawrence’s online Health Library at www.lawrence.staywellsolutionsonline.com/DiseasesConditions.