About 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year, yet most Americans cannot identify stroke symptoms or risk factors. Many strokes – some studies indicate that up to 80 percent – can be prevented through risk factor management.

There is no doubt that more education about stroke is needed. Public awareness of symptoms and risk factors has not improved during the past five years, but this May is a time to change this startling statistic. National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. In honor of this special time, National Stroke Association strives to provide everyone with the tools and inspiration to raise public awareness about stroke by hosting awareness events or activities. It doesn't matter if you are an individual or a large corporation, because the more people we reach, the better.

Each year in the United States, 795,000 people suffer from a stroke. To honor National Stroke Awareness Month, Marietta Memorial Hospital is taking a lead from National Stroke Association and striving to educate Americans to STOP stroke by reducing their risk through risk factor management, to act F.A.S.T. upon stroke symptom recognition and to spread HOPE about recovery from stroke.

The Rehabilitation Center at Marietta Memorial Hospital will host the following two events:

Mid-Ohio Valley Stroke Support Group
May 11, 2010; 5:30 p.m.
Marietta Memorial Hospital, First Floor Conference Room
401 Matthew Street; Marietta, Ohio 45750

Stroke Education Screening
May 19, 2010; 1-3 p.m.
Marietta Memorial Hospital, Strecker Cancer Center Conference Room
401 Matthew Street; Marietta, Ohio 45750

For more information on these events, contact The Rehabilitation Center at Marietta Memorial Hospital at (740) 374-1463.

Did you know?

The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for health needs of our communities in the future.

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