Stroke risk screenings available Tuesday at Maria Parham Medical Center

May. 17, 2013 @ 09:12 PM


In celebration of Stroke Awareness Month and in an attempt to educate the community, Maria Parham Medical Center and the North Carolina Stroke Association have organized a free stroke risk screening. Individuals may attend this free screening, which will take place in the John T. Church Classroom at the hospital Tuesday, from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Health care practitioners will be on hand to measure blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose while discussing one’s health and family history. After gathering this data, they will determine a participants’ stroke risk. If necessary, they will then instruct the individual on ways to lower that risk.

Appointments are mandatory for participation. Call Jan Parham, RN, stroke coordinator a the hospital, at (252) 436-1840 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Information gathered during a screening at this event will be strictly confidential. Also, this should not be considered a full health screening.

Participants are advised to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the night before testing: the hospital will serve a light breakfast at the conclusion of testing.