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North Oaks Stroke Team Performs Risk Assessments at Church Health Fairs Today

6/30/2012


 
From left, Stuart Miller with North Oaks Health System reviews warning signs of a stroke with Eloise Perkins of Hammond at the Greenfield Baptist Church women’s health fair held today.
 
From left, North Oaks Stroke Team member Jan Takewell consults with Barbara West of Hammond about her personal stroke risk at the Macedonia Baptist Church health fair.
[Hammond, La.]—North Oaks Health System sponsored complimentary stroke risk assessments at health fairs held today at Greenfield Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church, both in Hammond. To request a presentation or screening at your next community event or meeting, call the North Oaks Education Department at (985) 230-5723.

Once every 40 seconds, an American has a stroke. Many put off getting the immediate medical attention that may minimize brain damage and prevent permanent disability. North Oaks Health System is working to change this trend by building awareness of stroke’s warning signs and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention through the Get With The Guidelines®—Stroke program.

Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) was developed by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association to help hospitals align with best practices and achieve better outcomes for stroke patients.

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