Erlanger Presents Power To End Stroke Sept. 14

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Join the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center and local health care specialists as they present Power to End Stroke on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College Health Science Center. 

 

Our region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the United States.

  On average, a stroke will occur every 45 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every 3 minutes.  The presentations during the event will educate the community on how to take a proactive approach to reduce the chances of a deadly or debilitating stroke. 

 

Dr. Thomas Devlin, local neurologist and medical director of the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, and other medical specialists will speak about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes you need to take to prevent becoming one of the statistics.  Attendees will also learn how Erlanger has become one of the leading stroke centers in the nation with research and cutting edge treatment options. 

 

Power to End Stroke is presented by Erlanger Health System, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Chattanooga State Community Health Institute.  The event is free, and a light lunch will be provided.  Registration is required.  Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight for more information and to pre-register. 


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