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Free Screenings for Stroke Risk

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Free stroke screenings will be offered at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., on Saturday, May 6, from 8 to 11:30 a.m., as part of Stroke Check 2017.

The free Stroke Check screening includes a stroke-risk assessment, blood pressure reading, cholesterol and glucose tests and a review of results by a physician. Fasting for at least four hours is recommended for the cholesterol and glucose tests.

Walks-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. Please call 520-694-6342 to pre-register. Parking is free.

Banner – UMC Tucson is a Primary Stroke Center as certified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, which states that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

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