SHEBOYGAN — Stroke, a disease that affects arteries leading to and within the brain, is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association.
A stroke can happen to anyone at any age – men and women of all ages and races. The good news is, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health will offer free stroke screenings on Wednesday, July 26. Participants will meet with a registered nurse who will check their blood pressure and pulse, review their stroke history and provide education to help control personal risk factors for stroke.
The free stroke screenings will take place at inside the Christopher Conference Room at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Avenue in Sheboygan, from 8 AM to 12 PM. Call (920) 457-3737 to schedule an appointment.
St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health encourage everyone to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of stroke, as early recognition and treatment of stroke are crucial to preventing disability and death.